Jonathan Hitchin


Jonathan has over 30 years of experience advising major corporate clients and financial institutions on a broad range of business critical disputes and investigations. 

Jonathan advises on corporate disputes including those arising in the acquisition and disposal of businesses and companies, the failure of joint ventures, claims arising out of the insolvency and reconstruction of corporate entities, antitrust litigation, group litigation, and fraud claims, as well as leading multi-jurisdictional corruption cases and other criminal investigations.

Jonathan is recognised as one of the leading litigators in the UK. He is ranked as a leading individual for both commercial litigation and financial crime in Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK. Feedback has noted that “Jonathan Hitchin is fantastic – understated but highly effective, and a real delight to work with” and “Jonathan Hitchin is a real tiger of a litigator – definitely one you want on your side” (Legal 500 UK, 2021). Chambers UK 2023 notes that he provides “high-quality advice and wise counsel".

Speaking Engagements

  • Jonathan has spoken at seminars on many subjects including, in particular, the English Bribery Act 2010, regulatory risks for corporations and private damages actions in the antitrust context. 

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators



Admitted as Solicitor, England and Wales, 1990

Admitted as Solicitor, Hong Kong, 1996


BA (Hons) Law, Durham University, 1986


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.