Jonathan Waters is General Counsel of the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA). He is a barrister, arbitrator and Civil Mediation Council Registered Mediator and has held a number of senior in-house positions in a variety of business sectors, including retail and leisure, healthcare and insurance. Jonathan has over 30 years PQE, having advised clients, ranging from those listed on the London Stock Exchange to small-medium enterprises, and specialises in international arbitration, dispute resolution and commercial contracts.
He has been involved in a number of key reported legal cases involving company law and directors duties. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has a Masters Degree in Economic Relations and Employment Law. He presents at international conferences and spent twelve years as a part-time law lecturer. Jonathan is the 2020 winner of International Arbitration Advisory Expert of the Year in the UK (Global Advisory Experts) and the Alternative Dispute Resolution UK award (Finance Monthly M&A Awards). He has also been included in Lawyer Magazine’s ‘Hot 100’lawyers.