About the team


Christophe Bondy
+44 (0) 20 7556 4326
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Christophe Bondy is among the world’s most experienced investment treaty counsel. Through his role as lead counsel to Canada in multiple NAFTA Chapter Eleven arbitrations and as counsel to several other sovereigns and private claimants, he has addressed and considered in depth virtually all procedural and substantive issues arising in this field. His cases have made a substantial contribution to the development of international investment law. He also has unmatched experience as counsel in the negotiation of international investment agreements.


Joshua Brien
+44 (0) 20 7556 4319
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Joshua Brien has acted for a range of governments throughout the world, including small-island states and the developing world. This has included engagement in matters before the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in both contentious and advisory proceedings, including provisional measures applications and prompt release cases.


John Brown
+44 (0) 20 7556 4410
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John Brown joined Cooley as a Consultant in the Law of the Sea following his early retirement from the UK Hydrographic Office where he was Head of the Law of the Sea Group.


Jamie Humphreys
+44 (0) 20 7556 4419
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Jamie Humphreys is a litigation and regulatory lawyer. He is a strategic advisor to clients who face critical threats to their business at all stages of the product life-cycle, working with them to ensure the most favourable outcome and manage any reputational impact.


James Maton
+44 (0) 20 7556 4547
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James Maton heads Cooley’s versatile UK disputes practice. He acts for companies and states on a wide range of commercial, contractual, product liability, and public international law disputes, whether resolved in Court proceedings or arbitration. His cases are often multi-jurisdictional and his work for companies is particularly focused on the technology and manufacturing sectors. He conducts and co-ordinates internal investigations, and is experienced at helping companies to manage and resolve the numerous legal and reputational challenges that unexpected crises can present.


Prina Patel
+44 (0) 20 7556 4551
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Prina Patel qualified as a solicitor in September 2012. She has also spent six months on secondment at a major online retailer providing advice on general commercial agreements, IP and IT agreements, licensing agreements and IP infringements.


Henry Stewart
+44 (0) 20 7556 4479
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Henry Stewart is an associate 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.