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Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Fraud: Civil

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What the team is known for

Well-known litigation boutique with a focus on the banking and finance world. Experienced handling fraud claims, as well as injunctive action. Represents individual and corporate clients in investigations, litigation and arbitrations on both a domestic and international level. Handles disputes concerning banking and investment fraud as well as misappropriation of significant assets belonging to companies and partnerships.

Strengths

A commentator describes Cooke Young & Keidan as "an impressive outfit," adding: "There is a real sense of camaraderie between the lawyers, who work together very effectively. They are on top of the details of a case and are able to engage with technical and difficult points of law while also displaying practical judgement about the best course to follow."

Work highlights

Successfully assisted Yoshiki Ohmura, CEO of a Swiss financial services company, in removing USD11 million of his assets from a worldwide freezing order obtained in the course of fraud proceedings brought by a UK fund manager for FM Capital Partners, a Libyan capital investment fund.

Notable practitioners

Lydia Danon has key expertise in civil fraud matters and associated injunctive relief applications. She regularly handles complex cross-border cases, particularly in relation to banking and investment fraud.
"Lydia has an easy and collaborative style which is a great catalyst to case preparation and strategising, and best positions the client for a successful outcome. She gives 100% to her clients and is not fazed by aggressive tactics during hostile litigation."

Philip Young is an impressive litigator who frequently handles complex fraud disputes. He is also experienced in advising clients on obtaining and discharging injunctions, such as freezing and search orders, in the course of litigation.
"Philip is incisive, tactically aware and very focused on the financial realities for the client." "He is one of the best litigators, with brilliant judgement." "Philip is experienced and has fantastic knowledge of the law."

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Overview


What the team is known for Well-known litigation boutique with a focus on the banking and finance world. Experienced handling fraud claims, as well as injunctive action. Represents individual and corporate clients in investigations, litigation and arbitrations on both a domestic and international level.

Strengths A source speaks highly of "the technical skill that they're bringing to cases" and also adds: "The team is demonstrating that they're able to compete against and be as effective as the very largest firms."

Another interviewee reports: "In terms of boutique litigation firms, they're my go-to recommendation. They're all extremely good lawyers."

Work highlight Represented Yoshiki Ohmura as the third defendant in proceedings issued by a UK fund manager for Libyan capital investment fund FM Capital Partners. The claims centre around allegations of unlawful means conspiracy and breach of fiduciary duties with regard to the defendants' roles in the structuring of various complex structured products and investments.

Notable practitioners

 Philip Young is described by sources as "a brilliant litigator" and "an extremely intellectual lawyer who is prepared to run with some very novel and innovative ideas to great effect." He is highly respected for his ability to manage large corporate and banking disputes, including those with significant allegations of fraud



Fraud: Civil Department

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

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21 Lombard Street

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EC3V 9AH

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Fraud: Civil


Lydia Danon
Up and Coming
Philip Young
Band 3