Chambers of J P de Mounteney

Notice: Due to an exciting career change,  J P de Mounteney has ceased to take new instructions and, subject to BSB approval, will ceased to practice as a barrister from 1st March 2024. 


Q: What don’t you know?

Robust, tax-aware advice, drafting and negotiation.  From basic company administration to complex and high value corporate re-structuring, Jonathan has long experience in relation to a wide range of company and corporate law work.

Advice and representation in relation to contentious and non-contentious work is underpinned by an up-to-date knowledge of relevant law and business practice.

Tried and tested precedents are maintained, reviewed and updated to provide a cost-efficient service, which is tailored to the needs of each individual client:  

  • Share purchase agreements
  • Share subscription agreements
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Bespoke articles of association
  • Company/group re-structuring 
  • Equity participation agreements
  • Directors’ service agreements
  • Warrants and options
  • EMI share option schemes
  • Minority shareholder rights

The key to the efficient deployment of legal costs is involving the right person at the right time.

The right time is generally sooner rather than later. The right person is one who has the right expertise, but beware: No one can do everything.

No sole practitioner can be an expert in all areas of company and corporate law, so if a case requires tax, insolvency or securities advice, or otherwise throws up an issue outside of Jonathan’s professional expertise, he takes a straightforward and candid approach: the client is informed and helped to find the right person to assist. 

For this purpose Jonathan maintains a wide network of professional contacts.  It is not often necessary to make a referral, but where one is made, it is based solely on matching the needs of the client with the special expertise of the person recommended.

Jonathan is quintessentially independent.

” Jolly. Good.”

NR, Chairman, ASOS plc