Tom Bainbridge advises on EU and UK competition law, and has extensive experience in both antitrust and merger control matters.
Tom's work includes successfully defending Deutsche Bank in the European Commission's Credit Default Swaps investigation, recognized in 2016 by Global Competition Review as “European Behavioral Matter of the Year.” He was recently seconded to Morgan Stanley as in-house antitrust counsel, providing advice and training to all parts of the business. More broadly, he has acted on numerous investigations in the financial services sector (including bonds, precious metals, syndicated loans and payment services) and beyond (including capacitors, chemicals and construction).
Tom also has many years’ experience advising clients on EU and UK merger control, and helping them to navigate filing obligations worldwide. Tom’s approach is characterized by structured advocacy and attention to detail to address – or demonstrate the lack of – any competition concerns. Recent matters include advising Inteva Products on the sale of its sunroofs division to competitor CIE Automotive, and an American pulp and paper company on the sale of its airlaid nonwovens business to a competitor company.
He is a regular contributor to legal publications and journals, and had articles nominated for the Concurrences “Antitrust Writing Awards – Best Business Article” in 2017 and 2019. He often presents at industry conferences in both London and Brussels.