Jon Newman is a litigation and arbitration partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Jon represents clients in commercial litigation disputes in the UK and abroad and institutional arbitrations around the world. Jon also advises clients on a range of business, white-collar crime and government and regulatory issues.


Thought Leadership


Tailoring the international commercial arbitration process for parties traditionally reluctant to enter into formal dispute resolution proceedings, Practical Law Arbitration Blog, September 2017

Developments in international commercial arbitration involving Chinese parties, Practical Law Arbitration Blog, June 2017

Increased Transparency in International Commercial Arbitration, Financier Worldwide, August 2016, Co-author (Rajinder Bassi and Jonathan Newman)

Confidentiality of Arbitration in Third-party Proceedings: The Law Remains Uncertain, Practical Law Arbitration Blog, May 2016, Co-author (Laura Evans and Jonathan Newman)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2012, Higher Rights of Audience


  • BPP Law School, HolbornLPCDistinction2009
  • The University of Law, GuildfordGraduate Diploma in LawCommendation2008
  • University of BristolEnglish Literature, 2.12007