Squire Patton Boggs names Leeds lawyer as European managing partner

Leeds private equity specialist Jonathan Jones has been appointed to the role of European managing partner at Squire Patton Boggs.

Jones will serve in the role for three years effective 1 January 2020. He will take over from Jane Haxby, who has been appointed as managing partner of the London office.

The new European managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs joined the firm in 1998 and was made a partner in 2000.  He served as head of private equity for six years before being appointed managing partner of the firm’s Leeds office in 2009, a role he served for four years.

Jones is also a member of the firm’s global board. He is a private equity specialist acting for a broad base of financial institutions, private companies and management teams across the private equity lifecycle.

Mark Ruehlmann, chair and global chief executive officer of Squire Patton Boggs, said of the appointment of Jones: “Jonathan is an experienced corporate lawyer who is well-known across the firm. His commercial insight, energy and enthusiasm will be invaluable as we continue to drive the firm forward through the next stage of its development.”

Jones said: “Having spent the last 21 years  at the firm, it has been incredible to see it grow and prosper to become the truly global business it is today. I am excited to have the opportunity to take on this new challenge and build on what has already been achieved across our robust European practice and global platform generally.”

Squire Patton Boggs recently supported Leeds Rhinos Rugby League player Amy Johnson as she took part in the national team’s historic tour of Papua New Guinea.