Jonathan Yorke

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Business Law
 
AdmittedEngland and Wales
 
Memberships 

Memberships

Insolvency Lawyers Association
Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)
Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association (IRLA)
Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

 
Biography

Jon focuses on all aspects of insolvency with a particular emphasis on insolvency and restructuring with the insurance industry. He has extensive experience of solvent schemes of arrangement for insurance companies.

Jon is listed in the current edition of the established legal directory the Legal 500 (UK) as being a leading individual in the Insurance: Insolvency and Restructuring field. In the current edition of Chambers and Partners Guides to the Worlds Leading Lawyers (UK) he is ranked in tier 2. The directory notes that he is solution oriented with a commercial mindset.
•Jon acts for the Minster group of companies in relation to the largest scheme of arrangement sanctioned so far in the London market.

•Jon acted for PricewaterhouseCoopers as provisional liquidator and scheme administrator of North Atlantic Insurance Company.

•Jon acted for PricewaterhouseCoopers as provisional liquidator and scheme administrator of Black Sea and Baltic General Insurance Company.

•Jon acted for PricewaterhouseCoopers as administrator and scheme administrator of Stirling Cooke Brown Insurance Brokers the only scheme of arrangement for insurance brokers to date in the London market.

•Jon acted for Hassneh Insurance Company in relation to a solvent scheme of arrangement.

•Jon acted for the directors of Boxclever PLC in relation to its receivership and restructuring.

Before Edwards Wildman

Before Edwards Wildman Jon was a partner in Barlow Lyde and Gilbert and Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) and served on both firms management boards.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Jon is a keen sailor and has participated in and won his class at Cowes week, one of the worlds largest regattas.

Experience

Berkley Berry Birch Financial Services Insolvency

A team of our Insurance, Restructuring, and Insolvency lawyers has represented the insolvent Berkley Berry Birch Financial Services, advising liquidators on claims assessment and negotiations with insurers and Financial Services Compensation Scheme including in respect of Third Party (Rights against Insurers) Act 1930.

Insights
Edwards Wildman Insurance and Reinsurance Review - May 2014
May 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Director Liability & Financially Distressed Companies in Turkey: Turkish Regime Far Stringent than Corresponding Rules in the US and UK
February 2014
AIRROC/R&Q 2013 Commutation & Networking Event
October 13-16, 2013 event
How should we respond to the PRA's consultation on schemes of arrangement? Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
September 20, 2013
New IRD Partners
March 2012
Jon Yorke and Akash Sachdeva Join Edwards Wildman as Partners in London, Reports Law360
November 8, 2011

News
Chambers UK Guide 2013 Ranks 13 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
November 2, 2012
Jon Yorke and Akash Sachdeva Join Edwards Wildman as Partners in London, Reports Law360
November 8, 2011
Jon Yorke and Akash Sachdeva Are New Partners in London Office of Edwards Wildman
November 2, 2011

 
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Director Liability & Financially Distressed Companies in Turkey: Turkish Regime Far More Stringent than Corresponding Rules in the US and UK
John O. Faurescu,Arzum Gunalcin,Alexander G. Henlin,John D. Hughes,Jonathan Yorke, February 17, 2014
American and British directors of corporations should be mindful of the different standards of conduct, obligations, and potential personal liability when holding directorships in Turkish companies, particularly if such companies’ financial situation is deteriorating. Unlike the rules...
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Jonathan Yorke

69 Old Broad Street
London 
 

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