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Cooley Expands London M&A Team

By July 14, 2020 No Comments

Cooley is expanding its acclaimed global mergers & acquisitions team with the addition of Ben Shribman, who arrives as partner from Jones Day. Shribman will be based in London.

“Ben has quickly established himself in the transactional legal market, particularly with his deep experience advising private equity clients,” said Justin Stock, managing partner of Cooley’s London office. “Ben’s prodigious client service and stellar deal list make him an important addition to our growing team in London.”

Shribman advises on a range of corporate matters, with a focus on private equity transactions. He has counseled sponsors, managers, financiers and other stakeholders on numerous leveraged buyouts, exits, co-investments, buy-and-build strategies and restructurings. Shribman also has significant experience advising strategic and financial investors on complex domestic and cross-border M&A and joint ventures

“Cooley has made a name for itself in the market through its impressive growth, reputation with clients and unique culture,” said Shribman. “This, together with the firm’s increased focus on advising private equity clients on technology investments, complement the goals of my own practice. I am excited for future collaboration and success with my great new colleagues.”

Shribman received his master’s degree from Cambridge University and completed both his graduate diploma in law and legal practice course with distinction at BPP Law School in London. He has been recommended by Legal 500 UK for private equity transactions since 2016 and was named a Rising Star of private equity in the London market by Legal Week in 2018.

Cooley’s world-class transactional team has worked on 1,000+ M&A deals for an aggregate value of $395+ billion since 2015 and has guided leading companies and private equity sponsors in some of the market’s largest and most complex transactions. The firm’s 180+ member M&A group spans 16 major business and technology centers in the US, Europe and Asia and represents all categories of participants in transactions.

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