Claire Cooke

Joined firm 2011. Partner since 2021.

Claire has a broad international financing practice covering acquisition and bid finance, general bank finance, debt capital markets and financial restructurings.


Highlights include advising:

  • INEOS on its acquisition of BP’s Global petrochemicals business for $5 billion
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited on its possible offer for London Stock Exchange Group plc
  • ASOS plc on its debut issuance of £500 million of guaranteed senior unsecured convertible bonds due 2026
  • Seadrill Limited on the multijurisdictional restructuring of its £12.8 billion of existing debt, including the issuance of $880 million of new secured notes
  • Ocado Group plc on its £1,007 million placing, retail offer and convertible bond offer

In 2016/17, Claire spent fifteen months on secondment at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York.