Frankie Cooke is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Practice. Frankie qualified at a US international firm based in London in 2015 and, prior to joining the firm, practiced corporate law in the London office of a leading Icelandic law firm.

    Frankie has particular experience advising on a range of cross-border transactions, including M&A, disposals, joint ventures, private equity, corporate restructuring and corporate advisory matters.

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    • Acting for a Nasdaq Nordic-listed company on its disposal of a Hong Kong-headquartered mobile phone accessories business for approximately US$50 million.
    • Representing H.B. Fuller Company in its US$1.575 billion acquisition of Royal Adhesives & Sealants.
    • Acting for a leading German manufacturer on its US$80 million acquisition of a UK engineering group.
    • Representing a specialised investment bank in multiple inbound UK investments, including a £12.5 million investment in a UK commercial bridging lender.
    • Acting for an emerging technology and AI company on its series A fundraising.
    • Acting for a UK-listed property management company with a £4 billion property portfolio on the restructuring of its UK group.
    • Advising a leading Icelandic geothermal drilling company on its acquisition of an interest in a large-scale geothermal project in Ethiopia, a phased project with an aggregate investment cost of approximately US$4 billion.

    Education

    • BPP Law School, L.P.C., 2011
    • BPP Law School, GDL, 2010
    • University of York, B.A., History, 2009

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2015

    • Co-author, “Corporate governance and start up success: The Ve Interactive Story”, Growth Business, 8 June 2017.
    • Co-author, “Considerations for UK Companies looking to set up shop in the US”, Real Business, 17 August 2016.
    • Author, “Minding the Gaps in New U.K. Ownership Transparency Laws”, Today's CEO, 26 June 2015.
    • Co-author, “Is India the Emerging Market of Choice?” Society for Human Resource Management, March 2014.
    • Co-author, “How the Government Supports Tech Startups”, TechWeek Europe, December 2013.

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