Jonathan Wise is a Managing Director and Head of Legal for Singapore and Southeast Asia at Nomura. He has 20 years of experience as a lawyer advising on a broad range of corporate, transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution matters in both developed and emerging markets. He also has deep experience building and managing teams of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and managing significant legal budgets.
In his present role, Jonathan leads a fifteen person legal team based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta and Mumbai that provides legal coverage to Nomura’s Global Markets, Investment Banking, and Private Wealth Management businesses across the region as well as Corporate and Strategy functions supporting such businesses. He also serves as a member of various local and regional governance, risk, transactional approval and executive committees of the Firm including the Singapore Executive Committee.
Prior to joining Nomura, Jonathan was a senior legal counsel with Lehman Brothers and was involved in integration of the two firms’ legal departments following the purchase by Nomura of Lehman’s Asian and European businesses.
Jonathan has previously been based in Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and London and is a member of the New York State Bar.