Patrick is a corporate recovery and insolvency specialist with more than 15 years’ experience. His broad practice covers advising on all formal processes including administrations, liquidations, schemes, voluntary arrangements and cross-border regulations. Patrick regularly acts for the creditors of failed institutional, financial and professional services businesses as well as retail and industrial businesses.
Having practised as a litigator for most of his career, Patrick uses his vast experience to assist with the litigation aspects of an insolvency, such as undoing antecedent transactions, tracing assets and enforcement. He has also advised on EU and international insolvency legislation, including successfully defending an international enforcement to the Supreme Court in the leading case of Rubin and Eurofinance.
Patrick’s clients include corporates, insolvency practitioners, distressed investors, bondholder creditors, and individuals faced with bankruptcy, as well as insolvent businesses and their boards.
Patrick also advises on all aspects of data protection.
“Patrick has significant weight, experience and knowledge in the field of corporate insolvency. He has acted for me regularly and is very efficient, responsive and cost-effective and I would recommend him.”
Fred Satow, Insolvency Practitioner
- Administration and pre-packs
- Voluntary arrangements
- Contentious bankruptcy
- Schemes of arrangement
- Director disqualification
- LPA receivership
- The Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations and the EC Regulation
- Office-holder negligence
- Undoing antecedent transactions
- Negotiations with HMRC
- Board advice
- Data privacy – advisory and litigation
- Advising insolvency practitioners on data privacy/GDPR
- Drafting privacy policies
- Conducting data privacy audits
- Advising on DP issues in commercial agreements
- Advising on data export
- Claims for data privacy breach – to the ICO and through court
- Subject access requests and the exercise of data subject rights
- Advised Dutch liquidators on claims against a leading European bank.
- Advised a Russian trustee in bankruptcy on recovering assets of a Russian bankrupt/fraudster (one of the largest in Russian history).
- Applications for disqualification of directors and reinstatement.
- Numerous pre-packs, including drafting SPAs.
- Security reviews.
- Negotiated new bonds for retail investors in the Co-operative Bank.
- Advised TPG on the administration of the Republic retail chain.
- Advised on the Cattles litigation.
- Acted for unofficial unsecured creditors’ committee on Dewey & Leboeuf.
- Numerous instructions on Lehman in the UK, the Netherlands and the US.
- Advised creditors of ATEC (Austrian multinational).
- Advised Eurofinance on its successful defence to an enforcement claim brought by Rubin & Partners – all the way to the Supreme Court.
- Advised insolvency practitioners and banks on administrations, liquidations, schemes and CVAs.
- Advised landlords in relation to attempted guarantee-stripping in a CVA (Powerhouse).
- Advised Peabody (the largest privately owned coal mining company in the world) on its claims against TXU.
- Instructions on Enron, MF Global, Icelandic Banks, House of Fraser.
- Advised an international security business on GDPR compliance.
- Advised a multinational on data transfer outside the EU.
- Audit and implementation of new data policies at an estate agency.
- Advised an individual on a claim against Companies House for breach of data privacy.
Drafted privacy policies for a recruitment agency.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Patrick qualified as a solicitor in 1997. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2019, he worked at the following firms:
- Brown Rudnick
- Addleshaw Goddard
- Simmons & Simmons