Pete Lawley

Senior Associate

Office location
Direct number
+31 20 577 1928
Mobile number
+31 6 8261 2759


Lawyer, admitted to practice in England and Wales (2011) and Australia (2007)
M&A, joint ventures, financial institutions
English, Japanese
University of Tokyo (LLB), Australian National University (JD)

Pete is genuinely an international corporate lawyer. He has worked in five different jurisdictions, and he frequently works across borders on transactions. He advises on cross-border public and private M&A, joint ventures, and on other corporate and commercial transactions. While he works with a variety of businesses, across all sectors, he specialises in two areas: advising financial institutions and helping clients on transactions with a Japanese connection. Practically minded and a strong communicator, Pete excels at driving complex transactions to a successful conclusion.

Pete studied law at the University of Tokyo and has spent many years living and working in Tokyo. As a result, he works seamlessly in Japanese and English, and has a deep understanding of Japanese business and culture ‒ attributes that his clients value highly.

Before joining De Brauw in 2017, Pete worked for many years for other international law firms in New York, London, Tokyo and Australia.

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