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Patrick Somers

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About Patrick

Patrick has extensive experience as a senior partner at several international law firms, advising clients on substantial multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions, JVs, private equity deals, company law, corporate governance and regulatory matters. He advises multinational businesses, international financial institutions and large corporates but also finds time to assist exciting growth businesses.

Patrick has several years of experience as the Group General Counsel of and an Executive Committee member in a FTSE Top 30 Energy, Infrastructure, Telecoms and IP licensing group (market cap of £13 billion).

Patrick has acted as a non-executive director of a captive insurance company, an intellectual property holding company, a LNG storage business and also a privately-owned specialist engineering group. 

Jurisdiction: England and Wales

Recent Experience 

  • Representing an overseas private equity investor on an £80 million plus acquisition of a specialist infrastructure group. This was the client's first investment into the UK;
  • Representing a US digital media corporation on its $110 million acquisition of shares and assets in multiple jurisdictions from a UK plc. This acquisition was the US client's first step into the UK/European market and also involved US assets, which therefore required Hart-Scott-Rodino filings in the US;
  • Advising a digital consumer goods business on its Series D funding round in preparation for the next, fast-track, phase of its development to begin the second phase of its expansion having exceeded its first phase sales targets.