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Jon Kenworthy

Jon Kenworthy

Head of Corporate, UK

Jon Kenworthy is an experienced M&A practitioner and Head of our Corporate practice in the UK. Jon's M&A experience is principally advising global businesses on cross border public and private transactions with a focus on the tech, media and sports sectors.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


Jon has represented:

  • GetTaxi on the $300m investment by Volkswagen Group at a post new money valuation of $1.2bn 
  • Discovery Communications, Inc. on the US$1.8bn acquisition of SBS broadcasting from Prosiebiensat.1 Media AG
  • Liberty Global and Discovery Communications on their joint investment into the Formula E racing series 
  • Hain Celestial, Inc. on the £200m acquisition of Premier Foods' sweet spreads and deserts brands and the $357m acquisition of Tilda Rice
  • Canadian Aerospace on the C$314m acquisition of Oxford Aviation
  • UGI corporation on the acquisition of liquefied petroleum gas distribution businesses in 10 European jurisdictions from Royal Dutch Shell and BP between 2007 and 2012
  • WANdisco plc on its AIM flotation in London and subsequent fundraisings
  • Swiss agrochemicals business Syngenta AG in the US$90 million acquisition of two Zambian corn seed manufacturing businesses
  • Owners and investors on the acquisition and disposal of several football and other sports clubs
  • University of Sheffield, LLB (1st class Hons)
  • Nottingham Trent University, Diploma in Legal Practice (distinction)

Prior Experience

  • 2006 to date, Partner, DLA Piper 
  • 2004 to 2005, Associate, DLA Piper
  • 2000 to 2003, Solicitor, DLA Piper 
  • 1998 to 2000, Articles, DLA Piper


Between 2010 and 2016, Jon served as Vice Chair and trustee of Shelter, the Housing and Homelessness charity.