Richard Coopey

Associate, London



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, with a particular focus on cross-border M&A, joint venture and shareholder disputes, especially in the mining & metals and oil & gas sectors.

He has a broad range of experience in the English Courts and experience of ICC and LCIA arbitrations. Richard also has significant experience advising on matters with connections to, and in the Courts of, off-shore jurisdictions, including the BVI, the Cayman Islands and the Channel Islands, including appellate jurisdictions up to Privy Council level.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
(in legal practice)
University of Law
(in history)
London School of Economics and Political Science


Representing an HKSE and ASX listed mining company in the English Commercial Court and Court of Appeal in relation to alleged breaches of a tax indemnity and tax warranties contained in a sale and purchase agreement.

Representing an HKSE and ASX listed mining company in the English Commercial Court in relation to alleged breaches of tax indemnities contained in a sale and purchase agreement and separate deed of indemnity.

Representing an oil supermajor in an ICC arbitration concerning its acquisition of an interest in an exploration block offshore West Africa.

Advising a state owned oil and gas corporation in connection with disputes arising out of a sale and purchase agreement, including a challenge to the jurisdiction of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Representing a Turkish conglomerate in two consolidated LCIA arbitrations relating to alleged breaches of joint venture arrangements under a shareholders' agreement and articles of association.

Representing the owner of a controlling stake in Turkey's leading mobile phone operator in proceedings before the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (High Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council) concerning the enforcement of a Swiss arbitral award.

Advising an oil services company in relation to possible disclosures to be made to the Swiss Attorney General regarding possible investigations into a joint venture partner.

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.

Representing a South African bank in relation to linked English high court and LCIA arbitral proceedings arising from trade finance transactions relating to a substantial copper mine, originated in Hong Kong involving lending to two state owned enterprises in a frontier market.

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

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