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Penningtons Manches Cooper

Penningtons Manches Cooper is a key partner in the Chamber’s soft-landing team, providing an integrated international service for foreign-owned companies and guiding them through the processes of setting up a business in the UK.



Penningtons Manches Cooper is a leading UK and international law firm with eight UK offices located across the Thames Valley and south of England and a growing overseas network stretching from Asia to America through our presence in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris, Madrid, Sao Paulo and San Francisco.  Penningtons Manches Cooper has 141 partners and over 850 people in total.



The firm receives consistently high praise from the leading guides to law firms. The 2019 edition of The Legal 500 recognises Penningtons Manches Cooper as ‘top tier’ in areas including immigration, employment, corporate/commercial, dispute resolution and real estate, while the latest edition of Chambers UK awards ‘band 1’ rankings to practice areas including corporate mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property. Independent legal sector analysis has described the firm as leading the way’ and the strongest’ in terms of growth, surpassing every other firm in its peer group.


Having established strong international links through memberships of Multilaw and the European Law Group, many of the firm’s experts hold positions in an array of international bodies.


With specialist, multidisciplinary teams concentrating on a range of industry sectors key to the Thames Valley, the firm represents a growing list of international clients actively involved in all aspects of inward investment as tried-and-tested partners of the Chamber, the Department for International Trade (DIT) and its UK Advisory Network. Penningtons Manches Cooper features on the DIT’s UK Investment Support Directory, an online platform designed to help inward investors set up and expand their operations in the UK. Read more here.



Read Penningtons Manches Cooper’s ‘Doing Business in the UK’ report here.


United States

The firm’s US group comprises a team of experienced lawyers who operate across all its UK offices, and locally in San Francisco. The team acts for a diverse range of individuals and globally ambitious businesses looking to expand their activities outside the US. Their thriving technology and life sciences teams are well connected across key tech hubs in the UK, including the ‘golden triangle’ of London, Oxford and Cambridge.


Read Penningtons Manches Cooper’s ‘Golden Triangle: Golden Opportunities?’ report here.



Penningtons Manches Cooper’s dedicated India group is recognised as the adviser of choice in the EMEA – India corridor, providing expert advice both to Indian corporates operating and looking to invest outside of the country and to global firms wishing to do business in India.


The group can offer Indian nationals setting up in the UK a fully integrated service that includes immigration, employment, international private wealth and capital, international family law, international tax structuring, corporate, commercial and dispute resolution.


The firm’s lawyers have built close relationships with a network of Indian law and accountancy firms, play a key role in the Multilaw India practice group and are actively involved in UK-India business events hosted by the DIT and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).



Contact Penningtons Manches Cooper

All Enquiries / Primary Contact: Thames Valley, United Kingdom
Chris Syder, Partner
Mobile: 0777 172 5482

San Francisco/Silicon Valley,
United States of America
Ross McNaughton, Partner
Cell: +1 415 712 2869





Rustam Dubash, Partner
Tel: +44 (0)20 7457 3176