Tom Cochrane

Tom Cochrane


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Tom was promoted to the partnership on July 1 2017. Daniel Wood, Managing Partner of Walkers Dubai office notes that "Tom has shown top leadership skills and has earned the trust of many of our Middle East clients." Chambers and Partners recently described Tom as "an 'impressively responsive' lawyer who provides 'excellent client service'."

Practice Areas

Tom Cochrane is a partner in the firm's Funds and Corporate Groups and assists clients on matters of Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands 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 advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including 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

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