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Pete Lawley


  • Profession
    Solicitor, admitted to practice in England & Wales | Advocaat, admitted to the bar in the Netherlands
  • Expertise
    Financial Institutions, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity
  • Languages
    English, Japanese, Dutch
  • Education
    University of Tokyo (LLB), Australian National University (JD)


Pete specialises in cross-border private M&A, joint venture and private equity transactions. 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 JVs 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 strategic corporates and financial sponsors. He is a key member of the firm’s 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.

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