Jonathan Askin is Head of Commercial London at JMW and advises clients ranging from PLCs, owner managed businesses and start-ups on commercial agreements and business relationships. He is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 and his clients span various industries including insurance, sport, technology, media, retail and leisure, IT, manufacturing and travel. Jonathan also has particular expertise in advising the private and third sector on large outsourcing projects involving central and local government (recently completing a £800m tender exercise for a private sector operator partnering with the UK Government). Jonathan was named Commercial Lawyer of the Year 2019 (UK) and is well known for offering a commercial and pragmatic approach to ensure commercial arrangements that clients put in place allow for full benefit to be delivered. He is also well known for contributing through the media and various speaking engagements on Brexit.
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Businesses must ensure they understand what can be done remotely in relation to the signing of documents. They should also now be re-visiting contracts and opening dialogue with other parties within the supply chain to understand the potential impact Covid-19 may have. This planning is imperative to ensure business continuity, that relationships remain commercially viable and that disputes are avoided. Uncertainty does not absolve directors of the need to act in the business’...