Tom Bainbridge

Special Counsel



Tom advises on antitrust and competition law, representing global corporations across all sectors on matters concerning merger control, cartels and misuse of market power.

He has particular expertise in financial services and payments, having represented investment banks in a series of cartel investigations that followed the global financial crisis, and advising them subsequently on regulatory developments and compliance risks.   

His expertise further extends to digital markets, having represented a number of technology firms in the recent wave of abuse of dominance investigations, market investigations and regulatory reform in the EU, the UK and Australia.  

He also represents clients in major M&A deals, advising them on merger control matters, and representing them before competition authorities.

Prior to joining Corrs, Tom was Special Counsel at a leading US law firm in London and Brussels.

Key deals

US media company

Advising a US media company in relation to digital markets antitrust investigations, markets studies and regulatory reform in Australia, the EU and the UK.

Morgan Stanley

Advising Morgan Stanley on antitrust law compliance across its investment banking and sales and trading businesses in Australia, the EU and the UK.

Deutsche Bank

Advising Deutsche Bank in relation to the EU Commission’s Credit Default Swaps investigation and related antitrust law compliance.


Advising AT&T on the sale of Xandr, its digital advertising business, to Microsoft.

Abu Dhabi Investment Council

Advising Abu Dhabi Investment Council on its acquisition of joint control of an Australian real estate investment fund.


Advising Roche on its acquisition of GenMark Diagnostics, a provider of multiplex molecular diagnostics solutions.