Patrick Barrett is Of Counsel based in the London office. He specializes in cross-border M&A, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity matters, with broad experience on a range of corporate advisory matters. He regularly represents both strategic and financial clients in a wide-range of acquisitions, investments, divestitures, and multi-jurisdictional transactions in Europe, Asia, Middle East, and North America. Patrick is also recognized for his expertise in warranties and indemnities/representations and warranties insurance.

Patrick has previously practiced in Tokyo and Berlin. He also attended Stanford University’s Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan and is proficient in Japanese.

Representative Matters

SoftBank Vision Fund

  • SoftBank Vision Fund in its investment in Auto1, a German digital platform for buying and selling automobiles.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund in its investment in One 97 Communications Limited (d/b/a Paytm), a digital payments system, e-commerce and financial services company.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund in several financing rounds of Grofers International Pte. Ltd., an express delivery online marketplace application in India.

SoftBank Vision Fund II

  • SoftBank Vision Fund II in its investment in Vestiaire Collective, a French global fashion e-commerce app for used consumer-wear products.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund II in its investment in Behavox Ltd., a UK-founded, NY-headquartered leader in the emerging AI-driven compliance monitoring and “people analytics” sector.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund II in its investment in Enpal GmbH, a Berlin-based company that builds and rents solar solutions for private households, and the first German green-energy unicorn.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund II in its investment in Kitopi, a ‘ghost-kitchen’ based in the UAE.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund II in its investment in Unifonic Inc., a B.V.I. incorporated, Saudi-based customer engagement platform.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund II in its investment in Eruditus Learning Solutions Pte. Ltd., a Singapore incorporated executive EdTech company.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund II in its investments in Meesho Inc., a Delaware incorporated holding company operating a social (reselling) commerce platform with operations primarily in South and Southeast Asia.


  • BlackRock in their investment in Trax Ltd, a retail software unicorn.
  • BlackRock in their investment in Pine Labs Pte. Ltd., a Singapore incorporated holding company that operates a merchant platform in India on financing and last-mile retail transaction technology.

Leading Japanese manufacturer

  • A leading Japanese manufacturer of molecular sensing and diagnostics products in the healthcare, pharma, and semiconductor industries, in several rounds of financing.

Taisho Pharma

  • Taisho Pharma in $1.6 billion acquisition of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s French consumer health business UPSA SAS.

Tate & Lyle

  • Tate & Lyle plc on its acquisition of leading global Stevia producer Sweet Green Fields.

Nissan Motor Co.

  • Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. in the sale of its electric battery operations and global manufacturing operations, together its lithium-ion battery joint venture with NEC Corporation.

TDK Corporation

  • TDK Corporation in the formation of its $3 billion joint venture with Qualcomm to provide industry leading radio frequency front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters for mobile devices and for other fast-growing business segments, such as drones, robotics and automotive applications.


  • Toshiba in its $2.3 billion acquisition of Landis+Gyr AG, a leading provider of advanced electricity and other utility meters and related solutions for the smart grid, and in its subsequent “dual track” disposal of Landis+Gyr . The disposal transaction was completed through a $2.4bn initial public offering of Landis+Gyr’s shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Tanaka Kikinzoku

  • Tanaka Kikinzoku, a Japanese company, in its acquisition of Metalor Technologies International, S.A., a precious metals refining and fabrication company based in Switzerland.

SoftBank and GungHo Online Entertainment

  • SoftBank and GungHo Online Entertainment in their joint purchase of a majority interest in Finnish mobile game company, Supercell, for $1.5 billion.


  • SoftBank in its acquisition of MDI, a Japan based apartment rental firm.

Large multi-national technology investor

  • A large multi-national technology investor on the restructuring of two joint ventures with a global e-hospitality chain, which focuses on the financing and management in its principal jurisdictions including Europe, United States, India and other countries in Asia.

On Semiconductor

  • ON Semiconductor in its $600 million acquisition of Sanyo Semiconductor, the first ever acquisition of a major Japanese semiconductor company by a US company.

Xpansiv Data Systems

  • Advised Xpansiv Data Systems, Inc. in its merger with Commodity Bourses Limited (CBL), an Australian company operating as CBL Markets

Hitachi and Hitachi Appliances

  • Hitachi and Hitachi Appliances in their formation of a global air conditioning joint venture with Johnson Controls, integrating the companies’ market leading HVAC businesses. Johnson Controls obtained a 60 percent ownership stake in Hitachi Appliances’ more than $2.6 billion global air conditioning business.


  • SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder, in its acquisition of US homebuilder Woodside Homes Company, LLC.

Terumo Corporation

  • Terumo Corporation in its $2.6 billion acquisition of CaridianBCT, a leading provider of blood collection, treatment and related products.


  • NTT DATA in its acquisition of Keane International, a global outsource provider of IT services relating to custom application development and management, enterprise application services, infrastructure solutions, and business processes.
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