Joshua Cohen


Joshua has a particular focus on the technology sector. 
Joshua has experience in a range of domestic and international corporate transactions including private acquisitions and disposals, private equity deals, IPOs, and venture capital and growth equity investments.


Representative matters

Doordash on its $8bn acquisition of Wolt.
OpenText Corporation on its £5bn recommended offer for Micro Focus International plc
CapitalG, Alphabet’s independent growth fund, on its acquisition of a minority interest in Italian software unicorn TeamSystem.
A multinational financial services corporation on its acquisition of a minority interest in Conferma Pay, a global fintech firm that specialises in payment technology.
A financial services platform on its acquisition of data-driven media company Chartr.
Cube on its strategic partnership with Hg.
CAB Payments on its IPO on the London Stock Exchange.
An investor fund on its acquisition of a minority interest in a leading Formula One team.
An investor on its investment in an electric motorsport world championship.
Various investors and venture capital firms on a number of early stage technology investments.

Pro bono

Advising Innovating Minds, which delivers training to open up access to early help for children who have had traumatic experiences, on a range of contractual arrangements and corporate governance matters.



Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), March 2022


LPC (LLM Commercial Legal Practice), BPP Law School, 2020
LLB Law, University of Birmingham, 2019
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.