Richard Coopey | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Richard Coopey

Associate, London

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Richard Coopey is an associate in the Dispute Resolution group in London, whose practice focuses on commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Richard has worked on a large number of substantial commercial disputes for clients, in particular those from the banking and finance, mining and logistics sectors. He has a broad range of experience in the English Courts and experience of ICC and LCIA arbitrations.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales


  • LLB, (in legal practice), University of Law
  • BA, (in history), London School of Economics and Political Science


  • English


Shareholder in Turkish mobile phone operator

Representing the owner of a controlling stake in Turkey's leading mobile phone operator in successful proceedings before the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (High Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council), and English Administrative Court, concerning the disputed ownership of a US$1.5 billion stake in the operator.

English high court litigation and linked LCIA arbitrations concerning trade finance transactions in a frontier market *

Representing a South African bank in relation to a disputes arising from trade finance transactions originated in Hong Kong involving lending to two state owned enterprises in a frontier market.

English high court litigation relating to the earn-out provisions of a sale and purchase agreement *

Representing a travel company in high court litigation relating to alleged breaches of earn-out provisions contained in a sale and purchase agreement.

English high court litigation relating to breach of mandate *

Acting for a UK based fund manager in relation to allegations arising from the acquisition of a public company which was said to be in breach of mandate.

ICC arbitration, acid plant *

Acting for a subsidiary of an international metal trading and mining conglomerate in a dispute with a sub-contractor relating to the aborted construction of a sulphuric acid plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

FSA (as was) skilled person investigation *

Advising a major UK financial institution subject to an FSA skilled person investigation relating to an IT glitch.

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.