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Slaughter and May

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Partner specialising in a broad range of corporate and commecial matters. Advises corporate clients on domestic and international public takeovers, private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures as well as data protection and strategic sourcings.
Rebecca also co-heads the firm’s Data Protection and Privacy practice. She advises on all aspects in this area, including on stand-alone compliance queries, in corporate transactions, e-commerce, commercial contracts and global investigations.


Trained Pinsent Masons (formerly Pinsent Curtis); qualified 2000; partner Slaughter and May 2008.
Rebecca is a contributing author to Tolley’s Company Law Service, Privacy Laws and Business, and sits on the Consulting Editorial Board of Lexis PSL.


Nottingham Girls’ High School; University of Sheffield (1997 BA Law).

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London > Risk advisory > Brexit

Spanning multiple practice areas, Slaughter and May‘s Brexit taskforce draws heavily from the firm’s financial services practice and also benefits from strong corporate and dispute resolution teams, as well as experience acting for government clients and public sector bodies. On the financial services side, the group counts UK and EU-headquartered banks and insurers, asset managers and private equity firms as clients, which it advises on corporate restructurings and business transfers. It recently advised Standard Life Assurance and Prudential Assurance Company on their separate corporate restructurings including establishing EU entities and branches and transferring the EU business from the UK to the new EU bases. Jeff Twentyman and Jan Putnis jointly lead the team; Twentyman also leads the firm’s private equity group and Putnis heads up the financial regulation practice. Other noteworthy practitioners include corporate partner Richard De Carle, insurance specialist Craig Cleaver, data protection expert Rebecca Cousin, Ian Johnson, who heads up the restructuring and insurance practice, and Sara Luder, who leads the tax group.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

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Rebecca Cousin

Slaughter and May