Patrick is a Legal Director of Dwyer Harris specialising in financial services regulation, corporate transactions such as acquisitions, fundraising and joint ventures, commercial agreements, and financing transactions including lending and asset finance. His clients include financial services providers and major industrial companies. Patrick is valued by his clients for his clear, commercial advice and high levels of service. He has extensive legal experience both as an in-house legal counsel and in private legal practice.
Patrick is a former General Counsel and also practised law in the US with an international firm for a number of years, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and asset finance.
He has managed large transactions and legal projects such as the establishment of joint ventures, major asset sales, financial product development, regulator and board investigations, and compliance implementation projects for major financial institutions.
Patrick has also worked as a ministerial adviser and a compliance manager.
Patrick graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Technology, Sydney. He also holds a First Class Honours degree in Arts from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law, Sydney.
Patrick is admitted to practice law in New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, High Court of Australia, England and Wales, and New York. He is also a public notary.