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Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Work Department

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


Partner and co-founder of CYK


Baker & McKenzie LLP – associate 1999 to 2007; Masseys LLP – partner 2007 to 2009; Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP – co-founding partner 2009 to date.


Freeman of the City of London Solicitors Company, member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the Royal Institution of Great Britain and the International Institute of Banking Law and Practice’s European Legal Advisory Council.


Lady Manners School, Derbyshire and The University of Durham

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

(Leading individuals)

Philip YoungCooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Praised for its ‘highly innovative thinking‘, litigation boutique Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP is particularly popular among high net worth individuals, SMEs,  as well as, increasingly, corporates and investment companies. ‘Brilliant strategic thinkerPhilip Young is a key contact for claims requiring urgent injunctive relief while Sinead O’Callaghan and the ‘gutsy and straight-talkingLydia Danon have broad practices. Stephen Elam has a specialism in financial services and regulatory disputes. It continues to build its technology practice, particularly in fintech and venture capital-related disputes. Arish Bharucha joined Howard Kennedy LLP.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Hall of Fame)

Philip YoungCooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Praised for its ‘highly innovative thinking‘, litigation boutique Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP is a popular choice for claimants against banks and other financial institutions and counts fintech disputes among its areas of growth. The ‘brilliant strategic thinkerPhilip Young, the ‘simply brilliantSinead O’Callaghan and Lydia Danon have broad litigation experience. ‘Great strategistStephen Elam is particularly strong for claims involving complex financial products while Daniel Burbeary excels in cross-border disputes involving China, Russia and the CIS region. ‘Emerging starSam Roberts and Rosie Wild are among the associates to note.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP specialises in commercial and financial disputes, with key growth areas for the boutique firm including commercial arbitrations, enforcement of awards, and bringing and defending challenges to awards; it is also increasingly active on the claimant side in investor-state disputes. Daniel Burbeary specialises in commercial disputes, particularly those involving China, Russia and former CIS countries; Sinead O’Callaghan is gaining a significant profile in arbitrations; and Philip Young has over 25 years’ experience in the field.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP is regarded as ‘one of the very best boutique litigation firms and a go-to firm for fraud disputes‘. The practice focuses on complex commercial fraud work, handling domestic and multijurisdictional matters for corporate and private clients. The ‘brilliant strategic thinkerPhilip Young is a key name in the area and specialises in banking and commercial litigation.