Pete specialises in cross-border private equity and private M&A transactions as well as joint ventures. He also advises on public M&A transactions.

Many of the transactions that Pete works on are highly complex, such as carve-outs, back-to-back transactions or joint ventures with sophisticated exit arrangements. He also frequently works on transactions involving regulated financial institutions, which adds a further layer of complexity.

Pete regularly advises both financial sponsors and strategic corporates. He is a key member of the firm’s Private Equity practice and Financial Institutions Group and has a particular expertise in transactions involving Japanese parties, having spent nearly ten years working and studying in Japan.

Before joining De Brauw in Amsterdam, Pete spent many years advising on cross-border transactions in New York, London and Tokyo. He originally hails from Australia.


  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the bar in the Netherlands

  • Languages

    English, Japanese, Dutch

  • Education

    University of Tokyo (LLB)

    Australian National University (JD with first class honours)

  • Additional positions

    Solicitor, admitted to practice in England & Wales

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