Patrick Brooks leads the Corporate team of the Moscow office of Squire Patton Boggs, ranked No.1 for its Private Equity Practice in Russia. Patrick has been a full-time resident of Moscow since 2007.

    Patrick focuses his practice on cross-border transactions with a concentration on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance in Russia. He has extensive experience providing strategic counsel to clients investing and operating in the Russian Federation across numerous sectors, particularly telecommunications, heavy industry, life sciences and financial services. His corporate/M&A practice is recommended in Chambers Global 2015.

    In addition to his transactional practice, Patrick plays a key role in advising on corporate governance, anticorruption, regulatory and compliance matters, including assisting clients in understanding the application of US anticorruption and sanctions laws to their Russian operations and Russian anticorruption laws and regulatory regimes that impact their businesses. In this role, Patrick has advised on internal investigations, diligence exercises and the development of compliance programs.

    Patrick also has extensive experience in US bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, having worked many years in the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group on numerous bankruptcy cases, particularly in the steel, energy, natural resources and industrial products sectors.

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    Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions

    Financial Services

    • Advising IC “Blagosostoyanie” in connection with its acquisition of InTouch Insurance.

    • Advising NPF “Blagosostoyanie” in connection with acquisition of Absolut Bank.

    • Representing a leading publicly traded provider of fleet card and specialty payment services in acquisitions of complementary businesses in the Russian Federation and other CIS member states, including the leading fuel card software platform provider used in the Russian Federation.
    • Advising Baring Vostok in connection with investment in First Credit Bureau.
    • Advising EBRD on its investment into RosEvroBank.
    • Representing Investtorgbank in its US$220 million private placement and negotiations of the related shareholders agreement.
    • Representing Troika Capital Partners in its acquisition of an interest in URSA Bank, a leading private Russian universal bank, and the bank’s subsequent merger with MDM Bank.

    Telecommunications, Media and Technology

    • Representing Enforta B.V. in connection with its exchange of shares in Prestige Internet with ER Telecom Holdings Inc. 

    • Representing Russia’s largest 4G/LTE provider on a US$6.5 billion merger with a large telecommunications holding.

    • Representing shareholders of Russia’s largest 4G/LTE provider I exit from joint venture with USM Group.
    • Representing Russia Partners in connection with investments in data centers through DataSpace Partners.

    Manufacturing Infrastructure and Energy

    • Representing US publicly traded specialty steel and bearing manufacturer in connection with signing two separate sales and manufacturing joint ventures.
    • Representing Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure Fund in a US$625 million consortium investment into ENEL OGK-5, one of Russia's leading wholesale power producers. Other members of the consortium included Xenon Capital Partners' Rusenergo Fund and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
    • Representing the purchasers in the leveraged acquisition of Industrial Union of Donbass, a large steel manufacturer with operations in Central and Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Russia.
    • Representing the purchaser in the leveraged acquisition of a material interest in Zaporozhstal, a large Ukrainian steel manufacturer.
    • Representing Great Circle Fund in connection with restructuring, litigation and ultimate sale of convertible notes of Caspian Services Inc. with a face value of US$15 million.

    Consumer Products and Logistics

    • Advised Russian Sea - Catching in connection with acquisition of several Far East fishing businesses.
    • Advising Norbert Dentressangle in logistics joint venture with Danone and acquisition of interests in Russian specialty logistics firm. 
    • Representing a leading private equity funding in the divestiture of its interests in a leading Russian restaurant chain.
    • Representing the seller in connection the sale of one of Russia’s leading dried fish snack businesses.
    • Representing STS Logistics Corporation in connection with its merger with Overseas Logistic Services Corporation (Russia Logistics Service) to create one of the largest logistics service providers in Russia with consolidated annual revenues in excess of US$300 million and subsequent restructuring.
    • Advising Agribusiness Partners on its US$144 million exit from Chicken Kingdom through a sale to OJSC Cherkizovo.


    Education

    • The University of Akron, J.D., cum laude, member, Akron Law Review, 1998
    • The University of Akron, B.A., 1993

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 1998

    Courts

    • U.S. Ct. of App., Third Circuit, 2002
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Middle Dist. of North Carolina
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. of North Carolina, 2006
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio

    Languages

    • English
    • Russian
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 in corporate, commercial and M&A, Russia
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 Edition
    • Recommended in Chambers Global 2016 Edition for Corporate / M&A in Russia.
    • Recommended in Chambers Europe 2015 Edition
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 Edition
    • Recognized in Chambers Global 2015 as a leading international expert on Corporate/M&A, Russia (ranked & Foreign expert)

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