Patrick Brooks regularly advises clients on transactional and commercial matters, with a concentration on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance. He has extensive experience providing strategic counsel to clients investing across numerous sectors. Previously, Patrick led the Corporate team in the firm’s Russian office. His corporate/M&A work has been recommended in Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 since 2015.
According to Chambers, “Patrick Brooks receives praise for his ‘strong negotiation skills, which enable us to communicate efficiently with the other party to find mutually acceptable solutions.’”
Chambers 2021 notes, “‘Patrick is experienced, he’s done so many transactions. He understands how to negotiate deals,’ a client says, adding that as a result ‘he’s got a good feel for what will or will not work in a transaction.’ Another client adds: ‘He takes a constructive, commercial approach in negotiations. He’s able to focus negotiations, he’s very much in the room.’”
In addition to his transactional work, Patrick plays a key role in advising on corporate governance, commercial transactions, anticorruption, regulatory and compliance matters. Patrick has advised clients on the application of sanctions to various transactions, internal investigations, diligence exercises and the development of compliance programs.
Patrick also has extensive experience in US bankruptcy and complex corporate restructuring, having started his career in the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group.
Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity
Telecommunications, Media and Technology
Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Energy
Consumer Products and Logistics