Hyder Jumabhoy

Partner, London


“Hyder Jumabhoy co-heads White & Case’s EMEA financial services M&A practice and regularly represents an array of blue-chip banks and fintechs. He is ranked within Legal 500’s Next Generation Partners in the ‘Premium Deals – £500m+’ category”


Hyder Jumabhoy is a London-based partner in our global Corporate M&A practice. Hyder co-heads White & Case’s Global Financial Institutions Industry Group, as well as our EMEA Financial Services M&A practice, and has a particular focus on financial services. He has advised on over 100 transactions in the financial services sector, including mergers, acquisitions, non-core disposals, equity / debt fund raisings, restructurings, JVs and business integrations. His coverage includes banks, fintech, asset / wealth management, payments, financial market infrastructure, broker dealers, consumer finance and specialty finance.

Hyder is ranked in the 'Next Generation Partners' category for upper mid-market / premium M&A deals by Legal 500, within the top 10 'Next Generation Dealmakers' by Legal Business and as a 'Stand-out Lawyer' by Thomson Reuters.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School, London
Corporate & Commercial Law
King's College London
King's College London


  • Representation of The Co-operative Bank on:
    • its £3.2 billion bank balance sheet re-calibration exercise, which involved contemporaneous court-approved capital reduction processes at the level of The Co-operative Bank and its UK holding company
    • the acquisition of a significant minority interest in The Co-operative Bank by J.C. Flowers & Co and Bain Capital
    • its formal sale process under the UK Takeover Code and successful capital restructuring and change of control, including £250 million of new investment by a committee of bondholders and £450 million capitalisation of Tier 2 bonds
  • Representation of Alpha Bank on:
    • the disposal, by way of competitive auction process, of Alpha Bank Albania to OTP Bank
    • the disposal, by way of competitive auction process, of 80% of Cepal Hellas to Davidson Kempner, Europe's #2 largest systemic bank balance sheet re-calibration exercise
    • the disposal, by way of competitive auction process, of Alpha Bank Srbija, to AIK Banka
  • Representation of UK-based FIG specialist financial sponsor Syndeo Capital on:
    • its long-term strategic partnership with iFAST Corp, the Singapore listed fintech unicorn, in relation to iFAST Global Bank (previously named BFC Bank)
    • its winning auction bid to acquire BFC Bank, a fully-licensed UK deposit-taking institution providing cross-border banking and FX services
  • Representation of Tink, a leading open banking platform provider in the Nordics, on its sale to Visa for €1.7 billion
  • Representation of Union Bank of Nigeria, one of Nigeria's longest-standing and most respected financial institutions, on the disposal of the bank, by Atlas Mara and its other controlling shareholders to Titan Trust Bank
  • Representation of Diamond Bank on:
    • English law aspects in connection with its merger with Access Bank, to become the largest retail bank in Africa
    • the disposal of its UK banking subsidiary, Diamond Bank (UK), to family office investor GFG Alliance
  • Representation of Europe's #1 most highly valued fintech unicorn Klarna on its entry into the UK banking market through its acquisition of the retail and e-commerce financing arm of Close Brothers
  • Representation of Deutsche Börse on:
    • English law aspects in relation to the merger by way of German notarial deed of Clearstream Holding with and into Clearstream Beteiligungs
    • the implementation by European trade repository, REGIS-TR, of its Brexit plan, including the establishment of its UK trade repository, REGIS-TR UK
  • Representation of SoftBank Vision Fund on its US$390 million equity investment in OakNorth Bank, the #1 largest European neo-bank investment at the time
  • Representation of PPF Group on its original and subsequent equity and debt investments into ClearBank, the 1st challenger UK clearing bank in 250 years
  • Representation of State Street Bank and Trust on:
    • the disposal of its UK, Channel Islands and Luxembourg fund administration services business
    • the disposal of its Jersey and Irish capital markets administration services business
Speaking Engagements

S&P Global Market Intelligence, 'The Growth of Fintech', December 2021

White & Case, 'Progress H1 2021 | Predictions H2 2022 European FIG M&A Trends', July 2021

White & Case, 'Progress H1 2020 | Predictions H2 2020 European FIG M&A Trends', July 2020

White & Case, 'Progress H2 2019 | Predictions H1 2020 European FIG M&A Trends', January 2020

White & Case, 'Progress H1 2019 | Predictions H2 2019 European FIG M&A Trends', June 2019

White & Case, 'Progress H2 2018 | Predictions H1 2019 European FIG M&A Trends', January 2019

White & Case, 'Progress H1 2018 | Predictions H2 2018 European FIG M&A Trends', June 2018


IFLR, 'Buy-Now Pay-Later regulation to shake up fintechworld' (November 2021)

S&P Global Market Intelligence, 'Domestic deals fuel bank M&A wave in Europe' (September 2021)

S&P Global Market Intelligence, 'Activist investors take aim at insurers amid pandemic rebound' (July 2021)

Investment Monitor, 'Cross-border deals soar, but domestic activity still dominates banking M&A' (July 2021)

Mergermarket, 'European banks tipped for further activism despite Sherborne's Barclays defeat' (June 2021)

S&P Global Market Intelligence, 'After 2020 surge, European bank M&A poised to enter 'bull market'' (March 2021)

Bloomberg, 'Europe's embattled banks look to mergers as way out of malaise' (December 2020)

Financial Times, 'Exchanges M&A returns as holding companies diversify' (December 2020)

Best Execution, 'Why US and European exchanges face very different landscapes' (August 2020)

IFLR, 'Fintech M&A boost expected as market matures' (July 2020)

Awards and Recognition

Next Generation Partners
M&A: Upper mid-market and premium deals (£500m+), Legal 500, 2021 – 2023

Next Generation Dealmakers
Legal Business, 2022

"Hyder is an extraordinary lawyer. It is a pleasure to work with him. He is always available, coordinates all legal aspects, shows leadership and is business-minded. He does not become obsessed by legal details but keeps in mind the client's commercial interests and navigates the client through the deal. As in-house counsel, it is just great to have Hyder."
M&A Upper Mid-Market & Premium Deals (£500 million+), Legal 500, 2023

"A litany of domestic and international banks routinely turn to Hyder Jumabhoy for representation in the full scope of corporate transactions, ranging from M&A to joint ventures and multi-jurisdictional restructurings."
M&A Upper Mid-Market & Premium Deals (£500 million+), Legal 500, 2022

"Hyder Jumabhoy Co-heads the EMEA financial services M&A practice at White & Case, and regularly represents an array of blue-chip banks and fintech companies"
M&A Upper Mid-Market & Premium Deals (£500 million+), Legal 500, 2021

"Hyder Jumabhoy is making a name for himself in the world of fintech, working for Softbank Vision Fund on its equity investment in OakNorth Bank"
The Lawyer, UK Corporate 50, 2020