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Parminder Bains


Parminder is a financial services lawyer with over 30 years of professional experience during which he worked at legal departments of investment banks such as Credit Suisse, HSBC, Barclays, RBS and Standard Chartered.  While he has a strong background in derivatives and loans, he also can advise on a broad range of legal issues from transactional work including underlying documentation through to a wide range of regulatory issues that currently affect Banking & Finance.

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More about Parminder

He is an English qualified lawyer whose expertise lies in developing in-house policies for specific legal issues, negotiating ISDA documentation including collateral arrangements, commodities, equities, FX, LMA, GMSLA and GMRA’s; as well as communicating with regulators and industry bodies on specific issues. Parminder is entrepreneurial and has created several start-up businesses and is confident in his ability to find innovative but legal solutions to complex issues. 

Recent Work

  • Structuring and documenting swap transactions to hedge pension longevity risk.

  • Advising on the mis-selling of derivatives to Small and Medium Enterprises by an international financial Institution and providing a review of the redress and consequential loss for retail clients. 

  • Formulated policy guidance and provided transactional advice for a major bank on its transition from LIBOR to Risk Free Rates. 

  • Advised on how a firm unregulated by the FCA can carry out certain regulated activities using the Appointed Representative route and what criteria needs to be met and what actions needed to be taken. 

  • Advised on a corporate acquisition in the home care sector.

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