Principal, Legal Counsel
Pico & Kooker Legal Advisors
Kooker provides hands on legal advice in structuring, drafting, negotiating, interpreting, managing and
enforcing complex high value commercial transactions. Adept at navigating intricate, high-stakes environments, Jonathan has extensive expertise advising clients on a wide range of long-and medium-term cross
border and financial engagements, including public tender participation, PPPs, export sales agreements
as well as policy and regulatory formulation. Jonathan and his co-founder, Eva Pico have represented and
acted on behalf of lenders, global corporations and other market participants across a range of industries
including financial services, infrastructure and transportation.
As outside counsel, Pico & Kooker, has developed a strong rapport and working relationship with
their client’s and appropriately work with their in-house teams to increase consistency, processes and
procedures. The company employs a unique approach as practical, business minded outside legal counsel
who believe in proactively partnering with their clients to achieve desired results while managing and engaging key stakeholders. They listen to their client’s to develop customized solutions that best meet their
needs while aligning with their objectives, vision and values.
Some representative transactions include advising the World Bank on project finance and portfolio options to address the costs and risks associated with integrating renewable power sources. Also advising
them as legal counsel, Jonathan developed policies, regulation and models for emerging market governments entering into public-private partnerships.
In addition to his work with the World Bank, Jonathan has worked with some of the world’s largest consulting firms, financial institutions and governmental organizations, including the United Nations, the governments of the US, UK and select African countries. Through out his career, he has worked with large,
multinational corporations both by consulting in-house and acting as outside counsel on large cross-border transactions.
He graduated from Georgetown University’s law school and was admitted to practice as a lawyer in New
York, England and Wales and, as a foreign lawyer, in Germany. He has written several articles for trade
journals and has been cited by several business publications in worldwide.
Jonathan is a native English speaker and has high proficiency in German and a functional understanding