Jonathan Heeringa


Jonathan is Managing Partner of the Netherlands and is experienced in both debt capital markets and asset-backed financing transactions. Jonathan has published articles on the European securitisations and co-authored part of The Banking Regulation Guide 2022 (Thomson Reuters, Practical Law) and regularly lectures for the postgraduate course Grotius.

Jonathan advises across the spectrum of debt capital markets, including convertible and exchangeable bond issues, debt programmes and drawdowns, liability management transactions (exchange offers and tender offers), securitisations and covered bond issues. He has a particular interest in corporate hybrid issues, regulatory capital issues by banks and insurance companies and ESG bonds (green/sustainable bonds and sustainability-linked bonds). 

Jonathan has been ranked as a Debt Capital Markets Band 1 lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000. “Jonathan Heeringa is one of the top choices for both issuers and lead managers for high-value hybrid bond issuances and EMTN programmes” Chambers 2022.


Representative matters

EUR300m: Dutch insurance group ASR’s Restricted Tier 1 issue.

USD800m: Aegon’s SEC-registered 30NC10 Solvency II compliant Tier 2 issue (first SEC registered Solvency II compliant tier 2).

EUR200m: NIBC Bank’s inaugural AT1 issue.

EUR500m: Alliander’s refinancing of a corporate hybrid bond.

Published Work

  • Author of eAlert “EBA publishes its advice on a European framework for qualifying securitisation”.
  • Author of article “Liability Management” in the 2012 anniversary book for the Dutch Financial Law Society (Vereniging voor Financieel Recht).
  • Co-author of a section in Banking Regulation Guide 2022 (Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law).
Jonathan Heeringa offers strong customer service. He is very experienced and has a lot of knowledge, which is always helpful for the smooth execution of what you're doing
Chambers Global, 2024
Jonathan Heeringa is very knowledgeable, reliable, flexible, no-nonsense, and a pleasure to work with
Chambers Global, 2023



Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 2003

Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Financieel recht


English, Dutch
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.