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Lydia Danon

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Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

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Dispute Resolution; Litigation; Banking Litigation; Fraud: Civil; Partnership; International Arbitration


Partner at CYK


Trainee Solicitor and Solicitor at IBB Solicitors (2005 to 2009); joined Cooke, Young & Keidan in 2009 as an Associate, then Senior Associate and made Partner in 2017.


Law Society of England and Wales; London Solicitor Litigation Association; International Bar Association; Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association and the Association of Partnership Practitioners.  

London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Partnership

Disputes boutique Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP handles the spectrum of contentious partnership work across a wide range of industries. In particular, the team has experience in matters relating to allegations of fraud against the partnership by members, misappropriation of partnership assets, breach and enforcement of restrictive covenants. Clients include partnerships, LLPs, LPs and their members. Lydia Danon leads on partnership-related work, and is supported by Sinead O’Callaghan, whose clients include a mixture of high-net-worth individuals and hedge funds.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

While specialist disputes boutique Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP has built a strong reputation for acting against banks, the firm has looked to diversify its offering in recent years, with claims against banks now making up a much smaller part of its civil fraud practice. The firm has a track record of work for clients in sectors including financial services, mining, commodities IT and energy; areas of expertise include injunctive relief, including Norwich Pharmacal, search and seizure orders and freezing injunctions. Key partners include firm founders Philip Young and Marc Keidan, Daniel Burbeary, 'real fighter' Sinead O’Callaghan and Lydia Danon, who is praised for her 'impeccable legal instincts'.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP 'takes on complex, commercial litigation and gets excellent results without fuss or waste'. Clients also praise  the high level of partner engagement at  the City boutique that specialises in complex and high-value commercial and financial dispute resolution.It's specialistfocus means it is free from conflicts of interest. Philip Young is a specialist in dispute resolution involving commercial and corporate matters, fraud, banking, partnerships, and insurance; Marc Keidan is well known across the high-end commercial disputes market; and Sinead O’Callaghan is particularly focused on the financial sector. Stephen Elam, Daniel Burbeary and Lydia Danon are also key litigators, and Arish Bharucha is an experienced senior associate.

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