Patrick is an international arbitration counsel, dually qualified in English and French law, with nearly 20 years of practice. Patrick trained at Norton Rose and has worked at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Watson, Farley & Williams and Dentons before joining Avery Law. He represents companies, States and high net worth individuals from across the globe in commercial as well as in investor-state arbitrations. He also litigates regularly before the English courts. Besides his activities as counsel, Patrick sits as an arbitrator and co-founded an LLM on international disputes resolution in Berlin, where he lectured on investment treaty arbitration.
Patrick has developed extensive experience in disputes relating to investments in emerging markets (including in Africa, the CIS and Asia) and specific expertise in matters involving states or state entities. His industry fortes include inter alia Energy and Natural Resources, Telecoms Media and Technology, International Trade, Finance and Shipping. He has handled disputes ranging from USD 250,000 to USD 3 billion.
Landmark cases in which Patrick has acted include Dallah Real Estate and Tourism v Government of Pakistan (successfully resisting the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award under the NY Convention on behalf of Pakistan), Kensington International v Republic of the Congo (involving a ‘vulture fund’ and Congolese oil receivables) and the Vivendi Universal v Elektrim and Deutsche Telekom saga (a USD 3 billion telecoms joint venture dispute).
Patrick joined Avery Law in 2017.
International arbitration (commercial and investment treaty), court litigation, mediation.
Energy and natural resources, telecoms media and technology, international trade / commodities, finance, shipping, commercial fraud, company related disputes (joint ventures, shareholders agreements, M&A etc), states and state entities, international business and human rights, art.