IAN COOKE

CHARLES RUSSELL SPEECHLYS

Category
Property Lawyers
Company Size
International

Whether you’re ‘the sheikh or the oligarch who wants a property to live in or to have as an investment hold’ or one of those ‘traders and investors buying buildings from overseas’, Ian Cooke is your global go-to. The commercially astute lawyer currently has close to £2.5 billion of transactions on his desk, including a £112 million single prime residential space in Chelsea, and a £400 million residential development for a Middle East consortium. London residential property may have become ‘very expensive from a tax perspective’, but Cooke feels fortunate to be shielded from a drop-off in super-prime activity, since ‘a number of my wealthy clients have continued to see London as an attractive safe haven’.

Ian Cooke