Justin Stock > Cooley (UK) LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cooley (UK) LLP
22 Bishopsgate

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Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions
Capital Markets
Private Equity


Justin Stock is a partner in Cooley’s corporate practice and is managing partner of our London office. He focuses on M&A, corporate finance and private equity. Justin has acted on acquisitions and disposals (primarily cross border) for trade buyers and portfolio companies acquiring and disposing of both controlling and noncontrolling interests. He is experienced in both public to private transactions and private mergers and has worked on securities transactions, including large IPOs, placings, secondary issues and convertible debt issues.

Justin’s clients include public and private companies, private equity houses, investment managers, venture capitalists and banks. He has particular experience in advising companies in the technology and internet sector.


  • University of Cape Town
    LLB, 1995
  • University of Cape Town
    BBS, 1993, Honours

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

Variously praised for their ‘incredible work ethic, broad capabilities, and deep bench‘, Cooley (UK) LLP is highly rated for a multifarious sector focus that includes tech, life sciences, consumer goods, education, and media. Stephen Rosen chairs the London team, handling the full gamut of corporate transactions for a host of spin-outs, VC-funded ventures, and life sciences investors. Recent M&A highlights for ‘go-to’ London managing partner Justin Stock include financial services and online gaming deals, while the ‘outstanding’  Michal Berkner ‘s expertise in cross-border deSPACs and reverse mergers sees her advising on numerous strategic transactions across the worlds of consumer tech, biotech, and healthcare. Ben Shribman draws superlative praise from clients for his VC-backed M&A credentials.