Rebecca Cousin > Slaughter and May > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Slaughter and May Offices
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Partner; Rebecca advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.
Her corporate practice consists of advising clients on M&A transactions, both public and private, joint ventures, equity issues and long term commercial contracts. She also advises on day-to-day company law and corporate reporting and governance matters.
In addition, Rebecca co-heads our 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.
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.
Trained at Pinsent Masons (formerly Pinsent Curtis); qualified 2000; partner at Slaughter and May 2008.
Nottingham Girls’ High School; University of Sheffield (1997 BA Law).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Well regarded for its ‘deep experience in ECM’, Slaughter and May has an issuer focus and handles a range of transactions in the space. The forte for the firm is its relationships with early-stage technology companies, assisting them to scale and grow. Practice head Rebecca Cousin has particular strength in supporting clients on equity raises, right issuances, placings and IPOs. Her team ‘has mastery of this area’.
Trusted by more than two thirds of the FTSE 100, Slaughter and May remains the preeminent public company advisor for premium deals, acting on impressive array of divestitures, acquisitions, de-mergers, and buyouts – both domestic and international in nature. The corporate and M&A practice is now jointly led by Simon Nicholls and Richard Smith, who recently succeeded the heavyweight duo of Andy Ryde and Roland Turnill. The firm is routinely engaged on multi-billion pound transactions across a multitude of sectors, ranging from insurance to consumer goods. Senior partner Steve Cooke ’s far-reaching expertise is especially concentrated in takeover bids, while David Johnson ’s recent highlights include major transatlantic demergers and subsequent LSE main market listings. Simon Nicholls is recommended for his broad cross-border M&A capabilities, most recently for clients in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors. Commercial contracts specialist Victoria MacDuff is particularly noted for her capabilities in financial services, TMT, and real estate deals, while data privacy co-chair Rebecca Cousin‘s recent engagements include high-value transactions in the energy and financial services sectors. Sally Wokes maintains a wide-ranging practice, advising high-profile clients from the worlds of tech, retail, energy, and infrastructure. Robert Innes co-chairs the tech transactions group, while the ‘truly impressive’ James Cook – who was promoted to partner in May 2021 – often advises on multi-jurisdictional transactions concerning emerging markets.
- Leading individuals - London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
- Leading individuals - London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – mid-large cap
- M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ - London > Corporate and commercial
- Equity capital markets – mid-large cap - London > Corporate and commercial
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Dispute resolution > Competition litigation
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Employment > Employee share schemes
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Finance > Debt capital markets
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – mid-large cap
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution
- Industry focus > TMT
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Finance > Derivatives and structured products
- Employment > Employers
- Real estate > Environment
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Industry focus > Life sciences and healthcare
- Investment fund formation and management > Listed funds
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)
- Industry focus > Retail and consumer
- Finance > Securitisation
- Finance > Acquisition finance
- Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
- Real estate > Property finance
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Real estate > Planning
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)