Jat Bains > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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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(Hall of Fame)
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.
- Hall of Fame - London > Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Corporate restructuring & insolvency - London > Finance
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Investment fund formation and management > Retail funds
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Dispute resolution > Competition litigation
- Employment > Employee share schemes
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Finance > Acquisition finance
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Finance > Derivatives and structured products
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Investment fund formation and management > Hedge funds
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Investment fund formation and management > Private funds
- Real estate > Property finance
- Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds
- Real estate > Residential property
- Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax
- Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Employment > Employers
- Real estate > Environment
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Finance > Securitisation
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Employment > Immigration
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)