Jonathan Arkins represents major financial institutions, private equity funds, and other institutional investors in warehouse facilities, bankruptcy safe harbored financing transactions, domestic and foreign asset-backed securitizations, supply chain and trade financing, repurchase transactions, subscription lines, letters of credit, and secured lending. He has extensive experience representing lenders/buyers and borrowers/sellers alike in warehouse facilities, securities contracts and repurchase transactions, as well as representing lenders and borrowers and more traditional forms of leveraged and secured lending and private equity fund financing facilities (including subscription lines). Mr. Arkins also has a significant practice representing both US and international financial institutions in supply chain finance and trade finance structures and programs, as well as in securitization transactions of a diverse range of asset types.

Mr. Arkins 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.

Mr. Arkins started his career as a litigator, before moving into the transactional side of practice.


Lending to Series of LLCs: Navigating UCC and Bankruptcy Code Risks and Providing Closing Opinions
Co-Presenter, Strafford Webinar


Chambers Global
Capital Markets: Securitization (USA) (2011-2012)
Chambers USA
Capital Markets: Securitization (Nationwide) (2010-2011)


  • LLM, Commercial Law, Monash University Faculty of Law, 2000
  • LLB, Monash University, 1998
  • BSc, Monash University, 1998
  • New York
  • High Court of Australia
  • Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia

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