Tom Bainbridge specialises in EU and UK cartel defence, and has particular expertise advising companies in the financial services sector.
Tom's work includes successfully defending Deutsche Bank in the European Commission's antitrust investigation into credit default swaps, which was recognised as European Behavioural Matter of 2016 by Global Competition Review.
Tom regularly represents clients before the European Commission and the UK Competition & Markets Authority in antitrust proceedings. He has in-depth experience of the investigative process, including inspections, large-scale document reviews, advice on potential liability, protection of procedural rights, and inter partes proceedings.
Tom has also successfully represented companies in appeals to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal and The EU Court of Justice.
In addition, Tom advises clients in merger control proceedings before the European Commission and the UK Competition & Markets Authority, and has extensive experience coordinating multijurisdictional merger control notifications and proceedings.
Tom graduated from the University of Bristol in 2001 with an LL.B in Law and French, and spent a year at the Université de Poitiers in 2000. He attended the LPC at the College of Law, London, in 2002, and received a PgDip in EU Competition Law in 2010 from King's College London. He is admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales.