Pete focuses on private equity and private M&A transactions, including advising on governance arrangements, management participation, and warranty and indemnity insurance.

He works with financial sponsors and strategic corporates, both Dutch and international. Before joining De Brauw in Amsterdam in 2017, Pete spent many years in New York, London and Tokyo working on transactions with clients all around the world. He frequently leverages this experience helping international clients investing in, or exiting from, Benelux targets.

Pete works across all sectors and deal structures, but has particular expertise in transactions involving regulated financial institutions and fintech, as well as carve-outs, back-to-backs, and deals with sophisticated governance or exit arrangements.

He also has a particular expertise in transactions involving Japanese parties, having spent nearly ten years working and studying in Japan.

Pete is a key member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and Private Equity practice. He has co-authored the Netherlands chapters in Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Financial Services M&A, Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Private Equity (Transactions), and The Private Equity Review (Investing).


  • 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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