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 Partner London
Stephen Rosen Partner London
Claire Keast-Butler 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 Associate London
Marie Kavanagh Associate London
Sam Tacey Special Counsel London
Michal Berkner Partner London
John Brown Consultant - Law of Sea London
Tim Daniel Independent Consultant London
Eric Davison Associate London
Mark Everiss Partner London
Tom Goodman Associate London
Laurence Harris Partner London
Paula Holland Partner London
Richard Hopley Partner 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 Special Counsel London
John Wilkinson Partner London
David Wilson Partner London