Jon Schlosberg is a partner at Bowman Gilfillan. He was previously chairman and head of the firm's Corporate Department. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, corporate governance, capital markets and securities law.
Jon led the firm's team in advising Standard Bank on the acquisition by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) of a 20% interest in the bank in what was then the largest direct foreign investment in South Africa and, according to Bloomberg, the largest foreign investment outside of China by a Chinese corporate. Some of the other representative transactions in which Jon has acted as adviser include: advising on the merger of Standard Bank's asset management business with that of Liberty to form Stanlib; the disposal by Merril Lynch of its private client investment business; Armgold's merger with Harmony Gold (a BEE deal); Nampak's merger with Malbak; the acquisition by IBM of PwC's consulting business; advising a consortium of banks on the financing of Incwala's acquisition of 16% of Lonplats (a BEE deal); advising on the financing of Ponahalo's acquisition of an interest in De Beers (a BEE deal); advising on the financing of Tshwarisano's acquisition of an interest in Sasol (a BEE deal); advising Murray and Roberts on its BEE transaction; advising Associated British Foods' on its acquisition of Illovo Sugar; and advising Tongaat-Hulett and Hulamin on the financing of their respective BEE transactions. Jon is a member of the Board of Patrons of AIESEC South Africa and the Board of Governors of Johannesburg Metropolitan Junior and Mini City Council.
BCom LLB and Higher Diploma in Income Tax (University of the Witwatersrand)
Jonathan Schlosberg is a leading lawyer in the IFLR1000 for 2016. Chambers and Partners 2015 ranked Jonathan in Band 2 for Mergers & Acquisitions.
The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2013 Award: Jonathan Schlosberg was noted as one of the ten “most highly regarded individuals” globally. “He is considered a ‘real heavyweight’ in the South African legal market and boasts a ‘very sound legal knowledge’.”
In February 2014 Jonathan stepped down as chairman and he now practices as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department.