Rosie Wild

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Rosie is a Solicitor-Advocate and Associate at Cooke, Young & Keidan. Before joining Cooke, Young & Keidan in September 2013, Rosie completed her training contract at Allen & Overy.

Rosie has worked on a number of ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, HKIAC and SIAC arbitrations and assisted has experience of commercial arbitrations as well as a number of investment treaty arbitrations.

She also has experience of a wide variety of contentious matters including complex mis-selling claims, shareholder disputes including unfair prejudice petitions, issues of construction and contractual interpretation in international disputes concerning gas and oil price review clauses and various other contractual claims in the energy sector.

Over the past three years, Rosie has gained a broad range of commercial, banking and insolvency based litigation experience, working on high value contractual, shareholder and trustee disputes. The main focus of Rosie’s work has been on commercial fraud and shareholder disputes in the High Court.  Rosie is an expert on costs issues and disputes and recently worked on detailed assessment proceedings subject to both the old and new proportionality rules.

During her training contract, Rosie focused on honing her skills as a dispute resolution lawyer; spending 12 months in the international arbitration department, split between the London and Hong Kong offices of Allen & Overy. She also spent time in the contentious banking department assisting on various high value restructurings and in the derivatives and structured finance department, the latter including a secondment to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).


Rosie read Law with Law Studies in Europe at Oxford University, during which she studied for her Certificat Supérieur de Droit at Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. At university, Rosie was a scholar of Somerville College and was holder of her college’s law exhibition from 2007-2010 for examination performance. Rosie then went on to complete the LPC where she gained a distinction. During her LPC year, Rosie took part in the annual VIS International Arbitration moot where she was a quarter-finalist and received an individual award.

Rosie regularly takes part in pro bono work, focussing in particular on student mentoring and is a governor of a secondary school in Islington.


• Acting for the defendants in a £42 million Commercial Court claim including allegations of deceit, conspiracy to defraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Acting successfully on a number of interim applications including a security for costs application.

• Acting for a company defending Part 8 proceedings for payment of the balance of an advisory fee that it was claimed was payable under the terms of an investment agreement. The overall net returns of the underlying transaction were £185.8 million for the claimant entity. The case involved complex issues of contractual interpretation.

• Acting for the defendant in Sir David Garrard v Alex Salter, a Part 8 shareholder dispute; including successfully defending an application to expedite the proceedings.

• Acting for the claimant in Wyatt v The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc 2015 EWHC 2150 (QB) in relation to defending an application to amend existing pleadings, to amend a cost budget, to strike out parts of pleadings and to allow supplemental witness evidence into the proceedings.

• Advising Russian and Ukrainian clients on the English law aspects of a US$45 million LCIA arbitration concerning a dispute arising out of a joint venture in the agricultural sector.

• Advising a large oil and gas company in a multi-million dollar UNCITRAL arbitration defending a claim against brought by a government.

• Experience of dealing with statutory demands and insolvency related hearings from both the creditor and debtor side; including successfully defending the directors of a large group of companies in administration in respect of claims made under personal guarantees.


Banks and Confidentiality: looking into CF Partners (UK) LLP v Barclays Bank Plc [2014],’ Stephen Elam and Rosie Wild (Hedge Fund Manager, December 2014)

Contingent Convertibles: an explanation’, Rosie Wild (Cummings Legal Update, October 2014)

Reckless mismanagement of a bank, the new criminal offence’ Rosie Wild  (Cummings Legal Update, March 2014)

‘A guide to cost budgeting’ Rosie Wild and Michael Cumming-Bruce (Westlaw, June 2016)


Rosie is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales. She is also a member of the ICC Young Arbitrators’ Forum, the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group, the London Solicitors Litigation Association, Junior LSLA and AIJA (the International Association of Young Lawyers).


French (intermediate) and German (basic)