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honors + affiliations

Listed, Chambers Global (2014)

Named Finance Team of the Year 2012 by Legal Business

Named Leveraged Finance Deal of the Year 2012 by Euroweek

Named Project Finance Deal of the Year 2011 by Project Finance International

Listed, Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession (1995–2014)

Listed, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers (1995–2014)

Listed, Chambers Europe: Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012–2014)

Listed, Legal 500 (1995–2011)

Listed, PLC Which Lawyer? (2011)

Listed, Euromoney's Guides (1995–2012)

Listed, London Super Lawyers (2013)

Listed, Legal 500 EMEA (2013)

Listed, Legal 500 UK (2013–2014)

Selected as an outstanding practitioner for Banking, Finance and Transactions in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Lawyers (2012)

Selected as an outstanding practitioner for Project Finance in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Lawyers (2012)

bar admissions

  • England & Wales (Solicitor)
Condor House, 5-10 St. Paul's Churchyard
London, EC4M 8AL
United Kingdom
Phone: +44.20.3201.5592
Fax: +44.20.3201.5001

Bruce Johnston is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. He focuses his practice on a wide range of banking and finance transactions, including acquisition finance, leveraged finance, project finance, structured finance, trade finance, and asset finance; energy and infrastructure transactions throughout Europe, CIS/Russia, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East; and workouts and restructurings in many industries.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Bruce was global chairman of the bank and institutional finance practice at another international law firm and co-head of its European insolvency practice.

Bruce received his LLM from the University of Melbourne Law School in 1986, his LLB from Monash University Faculty of Law in 1982, and his BA from Monash University in 1980.

Bruce is admitted to practice in England and Wales as a Solicitor.


  • University of Melbourne Law School, 1986, LLM
  • Monash University Faculty of Law, 1982, LLB
  • Monash University, 1980, BA