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Commercial disputes lawyers

A leading boutique firm of commercial disputes lawyers based in the City of London and known for our tenacious and innovative approach

About us

Cooke, Young & Keidan is a leading boutique firm of commercial disputes lawyers, based in the City of London and working for international and UK businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

Since our foundation in 2009 we have built a formidable reputation for achieving results for our clients in high-value commercial disputes, including both court litigation and international arbitration cases. Offering a combination of commercialism, strategic thinking and tenacity, we are also able to act creatively and flexibly in a way that sets us apart from our competitors. Our commitment to retaining our boutique size and focus means we also offer exceptional, personalized service.

A well-earned reputation

We are known for our adroit handling of complex cases, and our specialist focus assists us to avoid the conflicts of interest often experienced by larger firms with transactional departments, meaning that we can act fearlessly against most financial institutions and substantial multinational companies.

Our reputation was built initially on landmark high-profile cases against major UK banks, but we now offer a broad range of commercial dispute resolution expertise. In addition to our work in the field of banking and financial services (including benchmark manipulation claims, brokerage disputes, and regulatory issues), we have significant expertise in partnership, corporate and private wealth disputes, trade disputes, civil fraud, technology-related matters, and international arbitration across a wide range of industries and jurisdictions.

Our people

Top lawyers and strategic thinkers, with serious commercial understanding.

Our expertise

Our expertise spans the depth and breadth of commercial dispute resolution, gained from years of experience of acting in complex and high-value litigation and international arbitration cases. We handle all kinds of commercial and financial dispute, from the mainstream to specialist areas such as financial services regulation, partnership disputes, and maritime and aerospace litigation.

We work across a wide variety of industry sectors, in both the UK and overseas, for large corporations, financial sector entities (such as hedge funds), partnerships and LLPs, and high-net-worth individuals.

What others say about us

External feedback includes regular recognition from the leading legal directories: Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

Our experience

Our broad experience includes some of the most high-profile commercial and financial litigation cases of recent years, as well as a wide variety of other complex, innovative matters in both the UK and overseas.

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