Justin Stock

Managing Partner – London

I really enjoy working with ambitious and interesting clients in different sectors and with different needs, many of whom are changing the world in exciting and innovative ways.


Justin Stock is a partner in Cooley's corporate practice and is managing partner of our London office. He focuses on M&A, corporate finance and private equity. Justin has acted on acquisitions and disposals (primarily cross border) for trade buyers and portfolio companies acquiring and disposing of both controlling and noncontrolling interests. He is experienced in both public to private transactions and private mergers and has worked on securities transactions, including large IPOs, placings, secondary issues and convertible debt issues.

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  • RZC Investments Acquires Rapha 

  • Cooley Represents Lead Investors in $1.1 Billion Acquisition of Apollo Education Group 

  • Athene in raising $1.048 billion of primary equity commitments  

  • SteelBrick acquisition of Invoice IT 

  • Sazerac Inc. in its acquisition of Hi Spirits Ltd. 

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    Sport (rugby, football)



  • University of Cape Town
    LLB, 1995

  • University of Cape Town
    BBS, Honours, 1993

Rankings & Accolades

    Legal 500 UK: M&A  (2022)

    Legal 500 UK: Private Equity  (2022)

    Legal 500 UK: TMT (technology, media and telecoms) (2022)