Alan Bainbridge

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

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

Alan Bainbridge


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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".