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Legal 500 UK 2022 Highlights Cooley

London – October 14, 2021 – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2022 recognized 18 Cooley practice areas and 41 lawyers from the London office. Partners Rod Freeman, Kevin Perry and Stephen Rosen were named to the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Claire Keast-Butler, David Boles, Chris Coulter, Tom Epps, James Maton and Ryan Naftulin were listed as leading individuals. Aaron Archer, Sascha Grimm and Ben Shribman were named next generation partners, while Amy Collins, Marie Kavanagh and Sam Tacey were highlighted as rising stars.

The following Cooley lawyers and practices were highlighted:

Recommended Practice Groups 

Corporate and commercial – corporate tax
Corporate and commercial – equity capital markets – mid-large cap
Corporate and commercial – M&A: lower mid-market deals (£50m-£500m)
Corporate and commercial – private equity: transactions – mid-market deals (up to £250m)
Corporate and commercial – venture capital
Crime, fraud and licensing – fraud: civil
Crime, fraud and licensing – white collar crime
Dispute resolution – commercial litigation – premium
Dispute resolution – international arbitration
Dispute resolution – public international law
Employment – employers
Employment – employee share schemes
Insurance – insurance and reinsurance litigation
Insurance – insurance: corporate and regulatory
Insurance – product liability: defendant
Technology, media and telecoms (TMT) – IT and telecoms
Industry – life Sciences and healthcare
Industry – TMT

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame

Rod Freeman
Kevin Perry
Stephen Rosen

Leading Individuals

David Boles 
Equity capital markets – mid-large cap
Chris Coulter
IT and telecoms; TMT
Tom Epps White-collar crime
Claire Keast-Butler Equity capital markets – mid-large cap
James Maton
Public international law
Ryan Naftulin
Venture capital

Next Generation Partners

Aaron Archer
Corporate and commercial – venture capital
Sascha Grimm Insurance – product liability: defendant
Ben Shribman
Corporate and commercial – private equity: transactions – mid-market deals (up to £250m)

Rising Stars

Amy Collins
TMT – IT and telecoms
Marie Kavanagh
Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
Sam Tacey Insurance – insurance and reinsurance litigation

Recommended lawyers

Aaron Archer
Corporate and commercial – venture capital
Michal Berkner
Corporate and commercial – M&A: lower mid-market deals (£50m-£500m)
Corporate and commercial – private equity: transactions – mid-market deals (up to £250m)
Ann Bevitt Employment – employers
David Bresnick
Corporate and commercial – M&A: lower mid-market (£50m-£500m)
John Brown
Dispute resolution – public international law 
Amy Collins
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – IT and telecoms
Chris Coulter
TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – IT and telecoms 
Tim Daniel
Dispute resolution – public international law
Eric Davison
Corporate and commercial – venture capital
Tom Epps
Crime, fraud and licensing – fraud: white-collar crime 
Mark Everiss
Crime, fraud and licensing – fraud: civil
Dispute resolution – international arbitration
I
nsurance – insurance - corporate and regulatory
Insurance – insurance and reinsurance litigation
Rod Freeman
Insurance – product liability: defendant 
Tom Goodman
Corporate and commercial – venture capital 
Sascha Grimm
Dispute resolution – commercial litigation: premium
Insurance – product liability: defendant 
Laurence Harris
Crime, fraud and licensing – fraud: civil
Dispute resolution – commercial litigation: premium
Dispute resolution – international arbitration
Dispute resolution – public international law
Paula Holland
Employment – employee share schemes 
Richard Hopley
Insurance – insurance: corporate and regulatory
Insurance – insurance and reinsurance litigation
Mark Jones
Corporate and commercial – M&A:  lower mid-market deals (£50m-£500m) 
Marie Kavanagh
Crime, fraud and licensing – fraud: white-collar crime
Natasha Kaye
Corporate and commercial – corporate tax
David Kendall
Insurance – insurance: corporate and regulatory
Insurance – insurance and reinsurance litigation
Nicola Maguire
Life sciences and healthcare
James Maton
Crime, fraud and licensing – fraud: civil
Dispute resolution – commercial litigation: premium
Dispute resolution – international arbitration
Dispute resolution – public international law 
Ollie McGlashan
Crime, fraud and licensing – fraud: white-collar crime
Ryan Naftulin
Corporate and commercial – venture capital
Juan Nascimbene Dispute resolution – international arbitration
Dispute resolution – public international law 
Kevin Perry
Dispute resolution – commercial litigation: premium
Stephen Rosen
Corporate and commercial – M&A: lower mid-market deals (£50m-£500m)
Corporate and commercial – private equity: transactions – mid-market deals (up to £250m)
Life sciences and healthcare 
Ben Sharrock Crime, fraud and licensing – fraud: white-collar crime
Ben Shribman
Corporate and commercial – M&A: lower mid-market deals (£50m-£500m)
Corporate and commercial – private equity: transactions – mid-market deals (up to £250m)
Leo Spicer-Phelps
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – IT and telecoms
Nicola Squire
Employment – employee share schemes 
Henry Stewart
Dispute resolution – commercial litigation: premium
Dispute resolution – public international law 
Justin Stock
Corporate and commercial – M&A: lower mid-market deals (£50m-£500m)
Corporate and commercial – private equity: transactions – mid-market deals (up to £250m)
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) 
Sam Tacey
Dispute resolution – international arbitration Insurance – insurance: corporate and regulatory
Insurance – insurance and reinsurance litigation
Claire Temple
Insurance – product liability: defendant
John Wilkinson
Life sciences and healthcare
David Wilson
Corporate and commercial – corporate tax

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Related Contacts
Rod Freeman  Partner London, Brussels
Kevin Perry  Retired Partner London
Stephen Rosen  Partner London
David Boles  Partner London
Chris Coulter  Partner London
James Maton  Partner London
Ryan Naftulin  Partner London
Tom Epps  Partner London
Aaron Archer  Partner London
Sascha Grimm  Partner London
Ben Shribman  Partner London
Amy Collins  Special Counsel London
Marie Kavanagh  Associate London
Michal Berkner  Partner London
John Brown  Consultant - Law of Sea London
Eric Davison  Associate London
Tom Goodman  Partner London
Laurence Harris  Partner London
Paula Holland  Partner London
Richard Hopley  Senior Counsel London
Mark Jones  Associate London
Natasha Kaye  Partner London
David Kendall  Senior Counsel London
Nicola Maguire  Partner London
Oliver McGlashan  Associate London
Juan Nascimbene  Associate London
Benjamin Sharrock  Associate London
Leo Spicer-Phelps  Associate London
Nicola Squire  Associate London
Chris Stack  Partner London
Henry Stewart  Partner London
Justin Stock  Managing Partner – London London
Claire Temple  Partner London
John Wilkinson  Partner London
David Wilson  Partner London