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Jat is head of the restructuring and insolvency group. He specialises in a range of debt finance transactions, acting for credit and special situations funds, corporate clients, sponsors, bondholders and senior and mezzanine lenders in relation to, amongst other things, workouts and restructurings, and real estate finance.

He has worked on several domestic and international private and public deals. His international finance experience also includes a secondment to Italy, where he assisted a local firm with the English law aspects of a securitisation and refinancing relating to a major Italian airport company.

Jat’s restructuring experience includes a secondment to the restructuring group legal team at a global financial institution, where he was involved in multibillion dollar restructurings.

Jat is a member of the Institute for Turnaround and is a contributing editor of the ICLG Restructuring and Insolvency series.

Jat is a partner champion of our REACH (race, ethnicity and cultural heritage) staff network, a forum for networking and peer support between ethnic minority staff and allies.

Jat is ranked in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame, which highlights individuals who are at the pinnacle of the profession and considered by clients to provide continued excellence.


Trained Macfarlanes; qualified 2001; partner 2011




Insolvency Lawyers Association; Association of Business Recovery Professionals

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency

(Hall of Fame)

Jat BainsMacfarlanes LLP

Under the guidance of the ‘responsive and very innovative’ Jat Bains, Macfarlanes LLP has developed a reputation for insolvency and restructuring work, recognised for its capacity to provide ‘technically strong’ advice, including on matters with limited precedents. An increasing amount of this work is generated as a result of its strong fund relationships, including for turnaround investors and hedge funds, as well as credit funds. ‘Definitely a rising star in the industry’, Paul Keddie is ‘commercial and totally current with his knowledge’, ensuring that he is a popular choice among a range of stakeholders, including on matters with significant cross-border implications.