The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2021 Highlights Cooley

London – October 9, 2020 – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2021 rankings recommended 17 Cooley practice areas and 37 lawyers from the London office. For the second year in a row, Tim Daniel, Rod Freeman and Kevin Perry were named to the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Partners David Boles, Chris Coulter, Tom Epps, James Maton, Ryan Naftulin and Stephen Rosen were listed as leading individuals. Sascha Grimm and Aaron Archer were named next generation partners, while Sarah-Jane Dobson, Sam Tacey and Amy Collins were highlighted as rising stars.

The following Cooley lawyers and practices were highlighted:

Recommended Practice Groups 

Corporate and commercial – Corporate tax
Corporate and commercial – EU and Competition
Corporate and commercial – M&A: lower mid-market, £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
Human resources – 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 & healthcare
Industry - TMT

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame

Tim Daniel
Dispute resolution – Public international law
Rod Freeman
Dispute resolution – Commercial litigation – Premium
Insurance – Product liability: defendant
Kevin Perry Dispute resolution – Commercial litigation – Premium
Dispute Resolution – International arbitration

Leading Individuals

David Boles 
Equity capital markets – Mid high cap
Chris Coulter
IT and telecoms and TMT
Stephen Rosen
Private equity
James Maton
Public international law
Ryan Naftulin
Venture capital
Tom Epps
White collar crime

Next Generation Partners

Sascha Grimm
Insurance – Product liability: defendant
Aaron Archer
Corporate and commercial – Venture capital

Recommended lawyers

Aaron Archer
Corporate and commercial – Venture capital
Michal Berkner
Corporate and commercial – M&A – Lower mid-market, £50m - £500m
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) – IT and telecoms
TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
Tim Daniel
Dispute resolution – Public international law
Sarah-Jane Dobson
Insurance – Product liability: defendant
Tom Epps
Crime, fraud and licensing – Fraud – White collar crime
Mark Everiss
Dispute resolution – International arbitration
Dispute resolution – Commercial litigation – Premium
Insurance – Insurance and reinsurance litigation
Insurance – Insurance – Corporate and regulatory
Rod Freeman
Dispute resolution – Commercial litigation – Premium
Insurance – Product liability: defendant
Christine Graham
Corporate and commercial – EU and competition
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
Human resources – Employee share schemes
Richard Hopley
Insurance – Product liability: defendant
Jamie Humphreys
Insurance – Product liability: defendant
Alexander Israel
Corporate and commercial – EU and Competition
Marie Kavanagh
Crime, fraud and licensing – Fraud – White collar crime
Natasha Kaye
Corporate and commercial – Corporate tax
David Kendall
Dispute resolution – International arbitration
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
Tom McGinn
Corporate and commercial – Venture capital
Ryan Naftulin
Corporate and commercial – Venture capital
Kevin Perry
Dispute resolution – Commercial litigation – Premium
Dispute resolution – International arbitration
Stephen Rosen
Corporate and commercial – M&A – Lower mid-market, £50m - £500m
Corporate and commercial – Private Equity – Mid-market deals up to £250m
Life Sciences and healthcare
Ben Shribman
Corporate and commercial – M&A – Lower mid-market, £50m - £500m
Corporate and commercial – Private equity – Mid-market deals up to £250m
Leo Spicer-Phelps
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – IT and telecoms
Nicola Squire
Human resources – Employee share schemes
Henry Stewart
Dispute resolution – International arbitration
Justin Stock
Corporate and commercial – M&A: lower mid-market, £50m-£250m
Corporate and commercial – Private equity – Mid-market deals up to £250m
TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
Sam Tacey
Insurance – Insurance and reinsurance litigation
Claire Temple
Insurance – Product liability: defendant
Ed Turtle
Insurance – Product liability: defendant
John Wilkinson
Life Sciences and healthcare
David Wilson
Corporate and commercial – Corporate tax

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Related Contacts
Aaron Archer Partner, London
Michal Berkner Partner, London
David Boles Partner, London
David Bresnick Partner, London
John Brown Consultant - Law of Sea, London
Amy Collins Associate, London
Chris Coulter Partner, London
Tim Daniel Independent Consultant, London
Sarah-Jane Dobson Associate, London
Tom Epps Partner, London
Mark Everiss Partner, London
Rod Freeman Partner, London
Christine Graham Associate, London
Sascha Grimm Partner, London
Laurence Harris Partner, London
Paula Holland Partner, London
Richard Hopley Partner, London
Jamie Humphreys Special Counsel, London
Alexander Israel Partner, Brussels
Marie Kavanagh Associate, London
Natasha Kaye Partner, London
David Kendall Senior Counsel, London
Nicola Maguire Partner, London
James Maton Partner, London
Tom McGinn Associate, London
Ryan Naftulin Partner, London
Kevin Perry Partner, London
Stephen Rosen Partner, London
Ben Shribman Partner, London
Leo Spicer-Phelps Associate, London
Nicola Squire Associate, London
Henry Stewart Partner, London
Justin Stock Managing Partner – London
Sam Tacey Special Counsel, London
Claire Temple Special Counsel, London
Edward Turtle Associate, London
John Wilkinson Partner, London
David Wilson Partner, London