BiographyJonathan is a BCL and LLM graduate of University College Cork, and was conferred with his PhD degree at UCC in 2018. He is currently the director of the Law International programme. Jonathan's research interests are primarily in financial law, corporate law and commercial law. During the 2018/19 academic year, he taught at University of Limerick.
- Irish financial law and regulation, before and after the economic crisis
- harmonisation of European banking and capital markets regulation
- legal issues arising from non-performing loans
- regulation of technological innovations in finance (Fintech)
- company insolvency and rescue
- suitability and efficacy of existing legal processes for small- and medium-sized enterprises
Doctoral thesis: 'An analysis of the implications of the law of company rescue for small and medium sized enterprises in Ireland'
The research involved numerous interviews with representatives of business organisations and leading insolvency practitioners. The thesis advanced an empirically-based argument for alternative procedures of SME company rescue under Irish law. The research was funded through an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship. The initial stages of the research were funded through the award of the Ronan Daly Jermyn Scholarship.
‘European Capital Markets Union: A Revived Project but A Broader Agenda’ (2020) 35 Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 383
'A Class Apart: The Relevance of the EU Preventive Restructuring Directive for Small and Medium Enterprises' (2020) European Business Organization Law Review
'Preferential Creditor Status in Irish Corporate Insolvency Law: A Need for More Priorities?' (2020) 4 Irish Judicial Studies Journal 62
'Something Old, Something New? The Potential Impact of the EU Preventive Restructuring Directive through an Irish Case Study' (2019) 16 International Corporate Rescue 356
'FinTech: The Legal and Regulatory Significance for Irish Banking' (2019) 26 Commercial Law Practitioner 137
'Challenges in Finding the ‘Right’ Approach to SME Rescue: The Example of Reforms to the Irish Examinership Process’ (2019) 32 Insolvency Intelligence 43
Contributed chapters to M. Donnelly, The Law of Credit and Security (3rd edition) (forthcoming, Round Hall)
Forthcoming co-authored contribution to I. Chiu and I. MacNeil (eds.), Edward Elgar Research Handbook on Global Capital Markets
Blog post: 'Enhancing Regulatory Powers to Tackle White Collar Crime’ (April 2019) – Criminal Justice in Ireland blog: https://criminaljusticeinireland.wordpress.com/
University College Cork (2019- ): Company Law (LW3300, LW3311), Introduction to the Legal System (LW1108), Introduction to Business Law (LW1109), Business Law (LW6503), FinTech: Law and Regulation (LW6639).
University of Limerick (2018-19): Contract Law, Advanced Lawyering, Introduction to Criminal Justice.
University College Cork (2015-18): Banking Law, English Land Law, Contract Law, Property Law.