Jon Esner has joined Napthens solicitors as a partner within the corporate department, heading up the specialist commercial contracts team.
He joins Napthens after 17 years holding senior in-house legal positions within large corporate businesses, including Co-op Group, Arriva Group and US-owned leisure business, Wyndham Corporation. Prior to this Jon spent time in private practice with DLA Piper and Eversheds.
At Napthens, Jon will lead a team of three solicitors advising on all aspects of commercial contracts including trading agreements, outsourcing contracts, cross-border arrangements, e-commerce and intellectual property exploitation.
He has expertise within the travel and tourism, transport and retail sectors. Keith Melling, head of corporate at Napthens, said: “Strong commercial agreements play a key role in the success of any enterprise.
“Increased cross-border trading, changes to data protection laws and the impact of Brexit mean businesses require specialist support which is why we have invested in someone of Jon’s expertise.”