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Gary Cooper primarily represents corporate clients, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and other transactional matters. His work spans a range of industries, including chemicals, agribusiness, real estate, media and entertainment. Gary has broad experience of leading large, complex cross-border transactions.

Gary has completed long-term secondments to Bank of America where he advised the EMEA investment banking team, and to the global headquarters of Smiths Group plc.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Cross-border transactions



  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Advised Smiths Group plc on the divestment of its Wallace product line to CooperSurgical, Inc. for £140 million
  • Advised Amaya Gaming Group Inc as lead M&A counsel in the negotiation of a merger agreement with Oldford Group Limited, the privately held parent company of Rational Group, the world’s largest online poker business and owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands.
  • Advised Atlas Mara on its US$60m acquisition of Finance Bank Zambia in 2016.
  • Is currently advising a U.S. client on the structuring and financing of the construction of a safari camp in sub-saharan Africa.
  • Recently advised a high-profile client on a group reorganisation and equity investment
  • Advised Langholm Capital Partners on its acquisition of Tyrrells Crisps.
  • Advised Monsanto Company and its subsidiaries on the disposal to RAGT Génétique S.A. of its European wheat and barley seed business.
  • Advised the shareholders of Stamford Partners Limited on the sale of an equity interest to Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf.

°Certain of the above representations were handled by Mr. Cooper prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Counsel, Bank of America
  • Counsel, Smiths Group plc
  • Counsel, Cromwell Property Group

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, PERE Global Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation in Europe, 2018


  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Manchester, 1991
  • England and Wales