Jat Bains Partner

Jat leads our restructuring and insolvency group, specialising in workouts and restructurings, as well as real estate finance and other debt finance transactions. Having represented credit and special situations funds, corporates, directors, sponsors, banks and insolvency practitioners, he sees complex issues from a variety of perspectives and offers creative solutions.

Jat makes complex situations simple for investors and executives navigating their way through difficult times. He has done this in both a domestic and international context, and in both private and listed company situations. 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. His restructuring experience includes a secondment to the restructuring group legal team at a global financial institution, where he was involved in several multibillion dollar restructurings.

Jat is a member of R3 and the Institute for Turnaround, for whom he is a regular speaker, and is a contributing editor of the ICLG Restructuring and Insolvency series.

Jat is chair of the firm's Trainee Solicitor Committee, and so he has oversight in relation to all matters related to the recruitment and development of our lawyers of the future, and 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.

What people are saying


"Jat Bains is solutions driven, authoritative and a great mentor to his team."

The Legal 500 2024

"He is prolific in knowing the market and getting connected in the market."

Chambers UK 2024

"He is very responsive and able to manage all of the UK aspects for international matters."

Chambers UK 2024

"Jat Bains has a wealth of experience and is a fountain of knowledge across a range of restructuring matters."

The Legal 500 2024

"The excellent Jat Bains is responsive and very innovative. He is a fantastic professional to work with. He gets his clients’ requirements and brokers solutions."

The UK Legal 500 2023

"He has good technical knowledge, he's very commercial and he has strong emotional intelligence. He is good for multi-stakeholder situations as he can be tough but can also build bridges."

Chambers UK 2022

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