Mr Stephen Elam > Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP
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Work Department

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




Barlow Lyde & Gilbert – associate 2003-2007, Fulbright & Jaworski – senior associate, 2008 – 2010, MF Global – in-house litigation/contentious regulatory, 2011-2014, Cooke Young & Keidan – senior associate then partner, 2014 to date.


Stephen is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the London Solicitors Litigation Association, Financial Services Lawyers Association and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

Boutique firm Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP leverages its well-established reputation for acting in commercial and financial disputes to represent corporates, regulated firms and approved persons across a range of sectors in complex supervisory and enforcement proceedings. Recently, the team has seen a notable increase in cryptocurrency-related work. Stephen Elam is the key senior contact.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

(Next Generation Partners)

Stephen ElamCooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Boutique firm Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP specialises in commercial, corporate, and financial related litigation, acting for a roster of clients which includes a number of FTSE 100 companies. Tech related work is an increasing focus for the team, including many high-profile matters in the fintech and cryptocurrency area. The practice has continued to grow on the back of the arrival of Jon Felce and Natalie Todd from PCB Byrne LLP in April 2022. Other key practitioners in the team include Sinead O’Callaghan, Lydia Danon and Stephen Elam.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Next Generation Partners)

Stephen ElamCooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Boutique Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP has an established financial dispute resolution team, acting against a wide range of major banks and financial institutions. Crypto-related disputes are a mainstay of the practice, with the team recently representing Bitfinex in a major crypto case. Mis-selling, fraud, and breach of contract claims all serve as further strengths of the practice. Sinead O’Callaghan has particular expertise in financial sector linked litigation, frequently advising retail and investment banks as well as leading domestic and international institutions. Stephen Elam has broad experience in global derivatives, allowing him to act on vastly complex financial disputes. Jon Felce, Lydia Danon, and Natalie Todd are highly active in this space.