Louise Eldridge


Louise advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings (including IPOs and secondary public offers) and joint ventures.  In addition to corporate transactional work, Louise also advises a number of companies on day to day legal matters, often acting in an outsourced General Counsel role.

Louise acts for UK and international clients for example growth companies such as AI-powered search marketing intelligence company, Adthena for whom she has acted on its successive funding rounds, large international corporates such as Norway’s DNB Bank AsA whom she advised on its investment into and joint venture with UK Fintech company, 11:FS and NASDAQ listed Ferroglobe plc on cross border mergers and acquisitions. Louise also acts for venture capital and private equity investors.

She advises clients across a range of industries, with particular emphasis on technology, media & marcoms, and life sciences.

Louise is head of Bristows’ multi-discipline fintech practice in which role she acts for both UK and international clients across the sector from start-ups developing technology to investors and corporates investing in this rapidly expanding area.  The fintech practice covers a wide range of fintech payment services, regtech, insurtech, digital transformation, A1, robotics and distributed ledger technology.


  • BA French, University of Reading
  • Qualified 2003
  • Partner 2012
  • Head of fintech 2018 – present

What others say

"Louise Eldridge is another key contact in the department and is instructed by two LLC subsidiaries of a US client on the establishment of two UK-based LLPs." Legal 500 2017
"Clients describe her as “amazingly pragmatic and professional attorney”, “a truly exceptional lawyer” and “[her advice is always] detailed, thoughtful and proactive”. Legal 500 2017

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