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CANDLEWICK HOUSE, 120 CANNON STREET, LONDON, EC4N 6AS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7148 7800
Fax:
Fax 020 7283 1499
Email:
Web:
www.cyklaw.com

Stephen Elam

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7148 7800
Email:
Web:
www.cyklaw.com
Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Work Department

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

Position

Partner at CYK

Career

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.

Member

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.


London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services

Within: Financial services

'A well-established powerhouse boutique in banking and financial services litigation', Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP has also 'developed an excellent regulatory practice which compliments the fine work they have been doing in the banking litigation sphere since the firm’s inception'. Himself formerly in-house at MF Global, the 'very bright and utterly charming' Stephen Elam is a 'very safe pair of hands' in relation to regulatory enforcement work on behalf of a range of financial institutions including a growing number of brokers. The 'hugely energetic and indefatigable' Marc Keidan is 'particularly well-known in the field of banking and financial services disputes'  and regularly acts in financial disputes adverse to the banks and in hedge fund related work. Other recommended practitioners include 'skilled litigator' Sinead O'Callaghan, 'rising star' Daniel Burbeary and the 'very bright and client-focused' Lydia Danon.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Next generation lawyers

Stephen Elam - Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Free of conflicts of interest and 'delivering service, knowledge and skills that are impeccable and of the highest quality', Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP 'has carved a solid reputation on the claimant side'. The practice regularly acts against financial institutions, and the practice is well known for acting in major claims in the financial sector. Recent work includes obtaining a suite of orders to assist tracing stolen sums for CMOC Sales & Marketing, part of the China Molybdenum mining conglomerate and the victim of a fraud whereby monies were stolen from its bank accounts following a sophisticated payments fraud; it also assisted the third defendant in Commercial Court litigation proceedings issued by a UK fund manager for a Libyan capital investment fund, FM Capital Partners, which alleged breach of fiduciary duties, related proprietary claims and unlawful means conspiracy in the structuring of complex structured products and investments. The 'diligent and knowledgeable' Philip Young focuses on substantial fraud-related cases, including those requiring urgent injunctive steps, and Marc Keidan, who is 'tenacious and aggressive', is best known for his claimant-side work. Other key names are the 'calm and knowledgeable' Sinead O'Callaghan and Stephen Elam; Lydia Danon  and Daniel Burbeary were made partners.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Next generation lawyers

Stephen Elam - Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Within: Commercial litigation

The 'amazingly good' specialist disputes practice Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP was recently active in substantial commercial litigation, involving commercial contracts, shareholder conflicts, disputes over arbitration awards, civil fraud cases, and matters involving banks. The team acted for OFSB in High Court Chancery Division proceedings regarding its shareholding in Zavarco. Philip Young is 'always thinking of new angles'; and Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP 'motivates the troops with a combination of hard work and good humour'. Other recommended advisers are Marc Keidan and Stephen Elam, while Daniel Burbeary and Lydia Danon were made partners. Gerald Cooke retired as senior partner but remains a consultant with the firm.

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