Sophie Bainbridge


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Sophie Bainbridge is Structured Finance & Derivatives counsel in London.

Sophie advises on a wide range of structured finance transactions, acting for private equity sponsors, investment firms and financial institutions on public and private transactions across multiple asset classes.

She has also completed two client secondments to a global asset manager and a major financial institution, and previously trained at a Magic Circle law firm.

Representative experience includes:

  • Acting for leading global CLO managers (including Apollo, Redding Ridge, Oaktree, BlueBay, Guggenheim and Carlyle) and arrangers (including Deutsche Bank and Bank of America) on European collateralised loan obligation (“CLO”) and CLO warehousing transactions
  • Representing major financial institutions and global investment firms on a broad range of private financings including NAV financings, portfolio financings (both performing and non-performing), trade receivables transactions, auto loan transactions, music royalties securitisations, and shipping loan financings
  • Public securitisation transactions across asset classes including equipment lease receivables (including representing Haydock on their debut public securitisation Hermitage 2023-1), student loans, residential mortgage loans and credit cards

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