Ged Cochrane | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Ged Cochrane
Ged Cochrane

Ged Cochrane

Partner, Melbourne

T +61 3 8486 8000

E ged.cochrane@whitecase.com

Overview

Ged advises lenders, borrowers and sponsors on the development, financing and acquisition of major energy and infrastructure projects. He has particular experience in project finance, acquisition finance and in negotiating power purchase agreements for large-scale thermal and renewable energy projects.

Ged has developed innovative financing and offtake solutions for clients in Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.

In 2014 he advised the sponsors on the 150MW Burgos Wind Farm in the Philippines, a landmark deal that was awarded 'Asia-Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year 2014' by Project Finance International. He also represented the sponsors on the A$6.8bn East West Link Road Project, which, at the time, was the largest ever private financing of a PPP in Australia.

While on secondment to Société Générale in Paris he gained invaluable, hands-on experience as in-house legal counsel to the bank's Energy and Natural Resources team.

Based in the Melbourne office, Ged is a Partner in the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group, a global team dedicated to providing business and strategic advice to clients regarding financing transactions, which enable the completion of major projects.

Bars and Courts

  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • High Court of Australia

Education

  • LLB (Hons), Monash University
  • BA, Monash University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Burgos Wind Farm*

Representation of Energy Development Corporation in relation to the US$315 million ECA-backed financing and development of the 150MW Burgos Wind Farm in the Philippines. This project was awarded 'Asia-Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year' by PFI.

East West Link PPP*

Representation of the East West Connect Consortium on the A$6.8bn financing of the East West Link Stage One PPP, which, at the time, was the largest ever private financing of a PPP in Australia.

Musselroe Wind Farm*

Representation of Hydro Tasmania in relation to the off-take arrangements, ECA-backed financing and sale to Shenhua of the 168MW Musselroe Wind Farm in Australia.

Philippine Gen Co*

Representation of a confidential client in relation to the long-term gas supply and offtake arrangements of two existing and two greenfield gas fired power plants in the Philippines.

Boco Rock Wind Farm*

Representation of General Electric and Continental Wind Partners in relation to the off-take arrangements and financing of the 270MW Boco Rock wind farm in Australia.

Angola LNG*

Representation of one of the lenders on a US$1.8bn syndicated loan made available to the Chevron operated Angola LNG project.

Millmerran Power Station*

Representation of the lenders in relation to the refinancing of the 850MW Millmerran Power Station in Australia.

Queensland New Generation Rollingstock PPP*

Representation of the lenders in relation to the A$900 million financing of 75 new six car trains and related infrastructure in Queensland, Australia.

Port of Melbourne privatisation*

Representation of the underbidder on the acquisition of a 50 year lease of the Port of Melbourne in Australia.

Macquarie Generation*

Representation of AGL on its acquisition of Macquarie Generation's thermal power assets in Australia, particularly in relation to the target's electricity hedging arrangements.

*Experience gained in a previous role