Teacher Stern is delighted to announce that Rod Cowper has joined as a partner and Head of International Dispute Resolution. Cowper has conducted international arbitrations in major centres around the World for over 30 years and litigation in all commercial divisions of the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Privy Council. He regularly works with lawyers in the major offshore centres to manage litigation there, often as part of coordinated multi-forum disputes.

Corporate and Insolvency disputes, particularly arising in a cross-border contexts, feature heavily in his practice, a large part of which involves acting for and against Banks in disputes ranging from lending and guarantee issues to those arising from derivatives and other less traditional transactions.

Cowper said “Teacher Stern is a solid and supportive platform from which to address the dispute resolution requirements of clients involved in financial and investment business in London and across the Globe”.

David Salisbury , Managing Partner, commented “We welcome Rod as an important element of our strategic growth as we address together the challenges and opportunities of the current international business environment.” He continued “ Teacher Stern has grown significantly over the last year or so starting with the very successful merger with Butcher Burns in May 2013. Since then we have added another 8 new fee earners and further additions are in the pipeline. This is indicative of our positive view for the future and the need to meet the demands of an increasing client base across all departments.”

Teacher Stern, established in 1967, is a full service commercial law firm based in Holborn, London with over 70 fee earners.