Focusing on technology and media, the Californian law firm, Cooley, opened its very first European office space in London.
The law firm plans to take on another 20 new partners as well as 55 lawyers and other staff to concentrate on international disputes such as acquisitions and mergers.
The new London office will be managed by Justin Stock, who comes from Morrison & Foerster. The firm decided on the London office move due to technical infrastructure, skilled staff, and “competitive tax regime” as important factors amongst the litigation team.
Chief executive at Cooley, Joe Conroy, stated: “Cooley plans to make a big impact in London. We have brought together partners who are the very best in their fields, and who share our values and approach to achieving success for our global client base.”
Conroy added, “From our San Francisco and Silicon Valley roots, we have grown to 850 lawyers, solving complex business and litigation issues for the world’s most dynamic companies.”
Vice chairman of the company, Ryan Natfulin will be relocating to London from Washington. Natfulin mentioned why the company was set on the relocation, stating: “London has an entrepreneurial spirit that we understand well and a burgeoning tech sector to which we can contribute.”
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