Alan Bainbridge

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3279
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3279
Alan Bainbridge

Alan Bainbridge

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Biography

Alan Bainbridge is a corporate lawyer based in London.

Alan focuses on strategic M&A and corporate advisory for banks and other financial institutions and regularly advises on bank-specific legislation.

Prior to becoming a partner in 2007, Alan spent a number of years in our Hong Kong office. Alan was also previously a director of legal in Barclays' M&A legal team in London, where he advised the bank on a number of notable transactions.


Professional experience

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  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Solicitor, qualified in Hong Kong
  • Patrizia AG – on its acquisition of Whitehelm, the global infrastructure asset manager group, from shareholders including institutional investor Challenger Group

  • DVB Bank – on the sale of its aviation finance division to Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

  • Piraeus Bank – on the sale of its Albanian bank, Tirana Bank, to Balfin; and on the sale of multiple non-performing exposure (NPE) portfolios to Davidson Kempner and others as part of the bank's NPE reduction programme

  • SG Hambros Bank – on its acquisition of Kleinwort Benson Bank's business by way of Part VII FSMA banking business transfer

  • Barclays Bank Plc – on the US$2.8bn sell-down of Barclays' 62 percent shareholding in JSE-listed Barclays Africa Group Limited, and on the related bank separation arrangements

  • HSBC – the independent banking representative on the review and implementation of HSBC's structural reform proposals to comply with ICB's ring-fencing recommendations

  • Barclays Bank Plc – on the sale of its French retail banking and wealth management business to ANA Cap Financial Partners

  • Lloyds Bank Plc – on its £37bn reduction of capital in connection with its ring-fencing implementation; and on the restructuring of its non-core assets book, including several shipping and aviation loan portfolio disposals.

  • Goldman Sachs – in its capacity as sole underwriter to African Bank's ZAR5.5bn rights offer.

  • National Bank of Greece – on its circa €262m non-performing shipping loan portfolio to Cross Ocean Partners, the first such disposal under Greece' law 4354/2015 on non-performing loans.

The Legal 500 UK, 2019

"excellent in terms of commerciality, board room interaction and credibility".

  • Co-author of the UK chapter, Global Legal Insights' Guide to Banking Regulation 2019
  • Contributor, A Practitioner's Guide to Individual Conduct and Accountability in Financial Services Firms
  • Co-author, the Banking Reform Act chapter of Thomson Reuters' Compliance Officer publication
  • Previous articles featured in the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law and the Proprietary Trading Global Comparison.​