Peters & Peters

Jonathan Tickner


Partner and Head of Fraud and Commercial Disputes

Jonathan is Peters & Peters’ Head of Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud. Jonathan trained at the firm and has been a partner since 2002. He specialises in large complex international and commercial disputes, civil fraud and asset recovery with ground-breaking experience in multi-jurisdictional emergency procedures. Jonathan also has extensive experience in large-scale competition follow-on damages claims, having acted for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care for over 20 years in a significant number of large-scale damages, fraud and cartel claims.

An experienced and skilled practitioner specialising in large complex commercial disputes, civil fraud and asset recovery and competition litigation damages cases, Jonathan has extensive experience in dealing with multi-jurisdictional emergency procedures, including asset freezing and search and seizure orders.

 

Jonathan’s work ranges from the conduct of internal investigations, the diversion of business opportunities and breaches of fiduciary duty to claims involving deceit, bribery and secret profits.

 

Jonathan is regularly ranked as a Leading Lawyer by legal directories, Chambers and Partners directory reports that our clients praise Jonathan for his “calm and meticulous approach” and its 2021 Guide quotes clients and counsel saying:

 

"He is very smart on the tactics of litigation and he is very committed to his clients."

 

"Jonathan leads the team effectively and brings a commercial approach to his work."

 

"He is very experienced, thoughtful and knowledgeable."

 

The Legal 500 says Jonathan is "a fabulous solicitor who quickly gains the clients’ trust". 

 

Jonathan’s international expertise was also identified in The International Who’s Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers: “Jonathan is a favourite with clients and a true expert specialising in multi-jurisdictional cases, asset freezing, and obtaining and executing search and seizure orders."

 

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 7766
Case Examples

Jonathan leads the team acting for the the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in a £250 million follow-on damages claim against the French pharmaceutical group, Servier.

Acting for a group of claimants, including former sports professionals, in claims regarding large losses arising from tax-leveraged film schemes promoted by Ingenious Media.

Acting for a high net worth in claims against her former financial advisor for alleged misappropriation and fraud for sums in excess of £40m.

Representing a global manufacturing company which was a defendant in a multi-million pound follow-on competition damages action commenced on the basis of the European Commission’s findings in relation to a cartel operating in the European market.

Acting in connected Commercial Court claims with a combined value in excess of $400 million, subject to Kazakh law, concerning fraud and banking issues.

Representing a global manufacturing company which was a defendant in a multi-million pound follow-on competition damages action commenced on the basis of the European Commission’s findings in relation to a cartel operating in the European market.

Working with Keith Oliver (Head of International) recovered the major part of US$242 million stolen from shareholders of a Brazilian Bank in one of the world’s largest so called 419 Nigerian advance fee scams.

Representing Dr Erastus Akingbola, previously CEO of one of Nigeria’s largest banks, in £800 million proceedings in London, which were instigated by the client’s former employer. The case involved a worldwide freezing order, issues of domestic and Nigerian law and parallel criminal proceedings in Nigeria.

Leading the team in the follow-on damages claim brought by long-standing client the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care against companies in the Reckitt Benckiser group. Reckitt had been found by the Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority) to have infringed competition law by impeding market entry of a generic version of their blockbuster drug Gaviscon.

International Bar Association (IBA)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)

Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association (CFLA)

Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

British Nigerian Law Forum

Competition Law Association

The Voice of the Defense Bar (DRI)

Jonathan was recognised in The Lawyer’s Hot 100