Tom Cochrane

Tom Cochrane


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Tom Cochrane is a partner in the firm's Funds and Corporate Groups in Dubai where he has been based since 2012. He assists clients on matters of Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands (BVI) law.

Tom's primary focus is on investment funds (including hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity funds). He regularly acts for leading sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, asset managers and private equity firms on the structuring and formation of funds. Tom also has significant corporate and commercial experience, including advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, preference share issues and other corporate transactions.

Tom is also a member of the firm's Finance Group, and has significant experience advising borrowers and lenders on a broad range of finance transactions.

Prior to joining Walkers in January 2012, Tom worked from 2007-2011 in the banking and projects department of Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in Perth, Australia. At Freehills, Tom advised on a broad range of finance matters, including acting for borrowers and lenders on resources-based project finance transactions and property finance transactions, and establishing working capital and general corporate facilities.

Admitted In:
Western Australia (not practising)

Honours Degree in Law, University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), University of Western Australia

2020 The Legal 500 Middle East - Next Generation Partner

"Tom Cochrane is very knowledgeable on funds; he’s creative and thinks out of the box. He always comes up with the right answers."

2020 Chambers Global Guide - (Offshore) - "good at thinking outside the box" and is "well liked by clients."

2019 The Legal 500 Middle East - Recomended Lawyer - Tom is a 'very knowledgeable' partner

2019 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioners (Offshore) 

2019 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)

2018 Legal 500 Middle East– Recommended Lawyer 

2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Offshore) A Notable Practitioner.

2018 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)

2017 Chambers Global Guide - A Notable Practitioner. "Tom Cochrane is noted as an 'impressively responsive' lawyer who provides 'excellent client service'."