Patrick is co-head of both the Firm's Financial Institutions Global Industry Group and the Corporate practice in London. As a senior corporate partner, Patrick is valued by his wide range of clients for providing commercial, pragmatic and sound business advice. He is widely viewed as a trusted adviser to the boards of many UK and international listed companies.
Patrick has over 20 years' experience advising clients on corporate finance, domestic and cross-border public company M&A (with extensive expertise in competitive and hostile situations), innovative structuring, the Takeover Code, disclosure issues, securities law and the Listing Rules as well as secondary issues and capital restructuring. He has a very broad base of skills – for example, he also advises on corporate aspects of investigations and crisis management. Patrick has a particular focus on Financial Services but is also active in a number of other sectors including Retail, Technology and Telecoms. He has advised on a number of global and UK "firsts" and record breaking deals. Patrick is a member of the City of London Law Society Company Law Committee and interacts regularly with relevant market organizations.
Patrick is a sought after and regular speaker at client, media and industry events and is a recognised expert on takeover strategy, tactics and regulation, M&A and corporate financing trends as well as market abuse and disclosure issues. He has presented to most of the world's leading financial institutions, lots of major companies and many key regulators, including the Bank of England and Prudential Regulation Authority and the China Banking Regulatory Commission.