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.
Advocaat, admitted to the bar in the Netherlands
English, Japanese, Dutch
University of Tokyo (LLB)
Australian National University (JD with first class honours)
Solicitor, admitted to practice in England & Wales
18 August 2021
16 January 2023
20 December 2022
8 November 2022
27 October 2022