Charles Cochrane is a Partner in the Finance Practice.
Charles has wide experience of both UK and cross-border financing transactions with particular experience in leveraged transactions, acquisition finance, restructuring and syndicated lending.
- Advising the lead arrangers on the euro equivalent of 1.97 billion senior facilities financing BC Partner's acquisition of Springer Science and Business Media
- Acting for the lead arrangers on the USD$1.44 billion syndicated facility for Gold Fields
- Advising the lenders on the GBP£1.3 billion restructuring of the Quinn Group
Clifford Chance advises AELA Group on portfolio financing for three wind farms in Chile
7 September 2017
Rate Expectations: Transitioning away from LIBOR - practical guidance for corporate treasurers
26 February 2019
OIS and RFR Futures Conventions: Lessons for LIBOR replacement term rates
26 October 2018
LIBOR - A brief history
19 October 2018
Transitioning from LIBORs and IBORs - an international overview
17 October 2018
LIBOR - Cross Product Review
10 October 2018
Career and qualifications
- University College, Oxford (BA Jurisprudence) 1990, (BCL) 1992
- Joined Clifford Chance 1992
- Admitted as solicitor in England & Wales 1994
- Partner since 2002
- Member of City of London Law Society Financial Law Committee
Awards and citations
- Charles is ranked in the top band by Chambers for Banking and Finance work and listed by the Legal 500 as a leading individual for Acquisition Finance.
- Charles Cochrane has a "massive intellectual capability, and the uncanny ability to think one step ahead," earning him the moniker "two-brains" from one admiring client.
Chambers UK 2013
- Sources highlight him as a go-to person for highly complex and demanding situations that require a creative solution
- Charles Cochrane is regularly at the forefront of the team’s most complex mandates.
Legal 500 2013