Alexandra Cochrane > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Financial Services and Products


Alexandra advises clients on all aspects of work relating to investment funds, both regulated and unregulated.

Alexandra advises a number of large asset managers, including Quilter, abrdn, Legal & General and Jupiter, and “host” authorised corporate directors on various regulated fund matters including: the establishment of umbrella and standalone OEICs and authorised unit trusts (both UCITSs and NURSs); mergers/schemes of arrangements; fund terminations; fund range rationalisations; new sub-funds; and various other ad hoc changes and updates to their fund ranges.

Alexandra also advises clients in relation to on-going regulatory and compliance matters, in particular, regarding the application of the UCITS directive, AIFMD and MiFID II.

Alexandra spent time on secondment at Legal & General Investment Management Limited in 2016.


Qualified 2012

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Retail funds

(Next Generation Partners)

Alexandra CochraneMacfarlanes LLP

The team at Macfarlanes LLP covers the full range of fund-related matters, advising fund managers on the establishment and structure of their products. The firm also offers assistance with regulatory issues, having worked alongside the Investment Association (IA) and helped the FCA with its post-Brexit funds regime. Lora Froud is the lead partner for open-ended funds; she active in the regulated retail funds space, where she advises clients on UCITS funds and matters pertaining to ESG, AIFMD and MiFID. Senior counsel Alexandra Cochrane advises asset managers and authorised corporate directors on regulated funds matters, including mergers, terminations and rationalisations.