In 2015, Cooley established its first European office in London, bringing a profile of legal experience supporting and protecting innovation and technology around the world.
The office comprises of over 80 lawyers including 28 partners and is led by Justin Stock, one of the UK's leading corporate practitioners.
As a global city, a centre of finance and a hub for technology, innovation and creativity, London is a natural fit for Cooley's international clients and for its strategic global growth.
The office provides corporate legal advice to established and high-growth companies and investors in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities transactions and private equity and venture capital financings.
The corporate team in London also engages in matters involving intellectual property, technology transactions, data protection and privacy, employment, and insolvency. Our London competition team advises companies on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including merger control, regulatory investigations, distribution and pricing issues, general compliance and competition litigation.
Our UK practice advises insurers, reinsurers, brokers, fund managers, pay day and other lenders on a wide range of financial services regulatory and transactional matters.
"An eye-catching entrance into London's already crowded legal market." —Legal Week
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Cooley's London-based litigators have one of the most sought after complex commercial litigation teams in the UK. They have considerable experience in complex domestic and cross-border litigation, international arbitration and regulatory matters. They have handled litigation in all commercial divisions of the English High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Court of Justice of the EU, and represented clients in all major international arbitration proceedings.
We also have deep experience in major international asset disputes, including advising governments on their anti-corruption agencies in seeking to trace, freeze and recover corruptly acquired assets of dishonest public officials, along with advising major private companies.
The group also has one of the UK's most significant insurance and reinsurance practices, covering complex insurance and reinsurance disputes, run-off and insolvency, arbitration and commercial court litigation.
||Cooley is proud to be named Legal Week's London Office of the Year.|
"It has been a very exciting year for us and we are thrilled to have received this recognition so soon after our arrival in London."
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