Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets and trusts.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
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)Qualifications:Honours Degree in Law, University of Western AustraliaBachelor 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'."
‘Tom Cochrane is very knowledgeable on funds; he’s creative and thinks out of the box. He always comes up with the right answers.‘