Henry Stewart > Cooley (UK) LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cooley (UK) LLP
22 Bishopsgate

Living Wage

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Work Department

Commercial Litigation
International Commercial Arbitration 
Public International Law
Asset Recovery
Life Sciences


Henry Stewart is a partner in the commercial litigation group in London and advises on a wide range of commercial disputes, focusing particularly on contractual issues and asset recovery/anticorruption work. He acts for a variety of clients, from governments and multinational corporations to individuals, in all forms of dispute resolution.


  • College of Law
    LPC, 2006

  • College of Law
    GDL, 2005

  • University of Exeter
    BA, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Instructed by private and public sector clients, the team at Cooley (UK) LLP acts in corruption, investigation, asset recovery and insurance matters on a regular basis. It has noteworthy connections to Asian, African and Caribbean jurisdictions. James Maton leads the practice, which also includes Laurence Harris and Henry Stewart as integral team members.

London > Dispute resolution > Public international law

Cooley (UK) LLP‘s broad PIL practice ranges from investment treaty and international trade disputes and advisory work, to Law of the Sea advice for coastal states, issues of state responsibility in highly contentious regional areas, and international asset recovery work. The London office also has notable investor-state arbitration strength. The practice is led by James Maton, whose PIL expertise spans investor-state arbitrations and treaty disputes; Laurence Harris‘ practice covers complex commercial, public law, and cross-border fraud and asset tracing disputes; and the ‘responsive, thorough and engaged‘ consultant John Brown is a Law of the Sea specialist. The second line of practitioners comprises Henry Stewart, whose PIL litigation expertise includes asset recovery and anti-corruption matters; and associate Juan Nascimbene, who focuses on international treaty arbitration, PIL work and international economic law. Former independent consultant Tim Daniel formally retired from the firm during 2022.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

Cooley (UK) LLP has an unparalleled reputation for representing companies operating in the life sciences and healthcare space, and is marked out by one client as ‘a clear leader in that critical and growing sector‘. The team’s recent work concerning clinical trials on behalf of IQVIA – led by respected litigators Laurence Harris and Henry Stewart – was just one such example. James Maton oversees the practice.