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Charles Cochrane

Charles Cochrane


Charles Cochrane

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

News and client work

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Contact details

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

Professional bodies

  • 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