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Jonathan R.C. Arkins

Jonathan R.C. Arkins

Finance Department

New York
T: +1 212 836 7403
F: +1 212 836 6328

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  • Monash University
    LLM, Commercial Law, 2000
  • Monash University
    LLB, 1998
  • Monash University
    BSc, 1998

Bar Admission(s)

  • New York, 2002
  • High Court of Australia, 1999
  • Supreme Court of Victoria, 1999

Jonathan Arkins is a partner in Kaye Scholer’s Finance Department. He represents financial institutions in domestic and foreign asset-backed securitizations, supply chain financing, repurchase transactions, subscription lines and secured lending. He has extensive experience in the securitization of diverse asset types, including lottery, trade and equipment rental receivables. He also advises both US and international financial institutions on supply chain finance structures, represents banks and borrowers/sellers alike in repurchase transactions and more traditional forms of leveraged and secured lending, and has a significant practice in private equity fund financing facilities, including subscription lines, warehouse lines and other asset level financing tools. He has a particular focus on repurchase agreements and securities contracts, and regularly advises financial institutions in connection with such transactions.

Jonathan is the author of articles on numerous areas related to finance, from letters of credit to negative pledge issues to jurisdictional and arbitration matters, including “OK – so you’ve promised, right?” (Journal of International Banking Law), “Snow White v. Frost White: The New Cold War in Banking Law” (Journal of International Banking Law) and “Borderline Legal: Anti-Suit Injunctions in Common Law Jurisdictions” (Journal of International Arbitration). He also co-authored the “Documentary Credits and Demand Guarantees” volume of the Australian comprehensive legal treatise, The Laws of Australia.

Jonathan started his career as a litigator, before moving into the transactional side of practice. He has been nationally recognized for Capital Markets — Securitization in Chambers USA (2010), where he “is praised by clients for his non-confrontational style” and he is noted for being “levelheaded and pragmatic”, as well as being recognized for Capital Markets — Securitization in Chambers USA (2011) and in Chambers Global (2011-2012).