Leo Spicer-Phelps

Associate
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Helping navigate fast-moving, innovative clients through legal systems not always designed with their offerings in mind is the most interesting and challenging part of my job.

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Leo is an extremely keen cyclist. Heavily focussed on climbing, scaling the Mont Ventoux ranks amongst his greatest achievements.   

Experience

Payapps to Be Acquired by Autodesk

January 26, 2024

Cooley advised cloud-based construction software company Payapps and its private equity sponsor IFM Investors on a definitive agreement in which Payapps will be acquired by Autodesk, a multinational software company.

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Snyk Acquires Enso Security

June 12, 2023

Cooley advised Snyk, a leader in developer security, on its acquisition of Enso Security, pioneers of the industry’s first application security posture management (ASPM) solution.

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Veritone Acquires Broadbean

June 5, 2023

Cooley is advising Veritone, an artificial intelligence company, on its acquisition of Broadbean for $52 million.

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Justin Bieber to Sell Music Rights to Hipgnosis Songs for $200 Million

February 2, 2023

Cooley advised Justin Bieber in a $200 million deal to sell his music rights to Blackstone-backed Hipgnosis Songs Capital.

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2C2P and Ant Group Partner to Accelerate Digital Payment Adoption

April 21, 2022

Cooley advised 2C2P, a global payments platform, on its strategic partnership with Ant Group, an innovative technology provider that strives to bring the world inclusive, green and sustainable services. Lawyers Matthew Bartus and Gwenlynne Lee led the Cooley team advising 2C2P.

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Rankings & accolades

The Legal 500 UK: IT and telecoms (2022)