Patrick Brooks is the co-managing partner of the Moscow office and leads the Corporate team in Moscow. 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, infrastructure, manufacturing, life sciences and financial services. His corporate/M&A practice 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 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 affect their businesses. In this role, Patrick has advised 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