Patrick De Ridder > McGuireWoods London LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods London LLP
5 New Street Square
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Patrick De Ridder serves as a trusted business advisor to public and private companies with global operations looking to acquire and divest businesses domestically and internationally. He concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, joint ventures and domestic and international supply chain management. Patrick also regularly counsels clients on general corporate and business law matters, helping them realize their strategic business objectives and goals.

Patrick’s recent transactions have involved businesses with operations in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia, and have involved diverse industries, with a predominance in manufacturing, life sciences, and food and beverage.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: Smaller Deals, £10m-£100m

Drawing considerable praise from clients for its ability to grasp ‘commercial objectives’ in great depth, as well as for its cross-border capabilities, the corporate team at McGuireWoods London LLP is regularly engaged by clients in the hotel and leisure, food and beverage and retail sectors. The practice is jointly led by Mehboob Dossa, who is routinely instructed by multinationals, capital providers and independent spenders on a range of transactions, and Patrick De Ridder, whose recent highlights include acquisitions in the US and Europe as well as joint ventures in Asia and Africa.

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Serving clients in sectors ranging from industrials and information technology to real estate, McGuireWoods LLP‘s M&A practice operates across the middle-market spectrum. The team has developed a particular market reputation for its in-depth understanding of the energy and healthcare sectors, with the practice a key destination for advising major solar and wind developers on transactional matters and joint ventures. In Richmond, Michael Woodard heads up the M&A and energy transactions group, while the corporate and private equity team is steered by the Pittsburgh-based Thomas Zahn. Also in Richmond, Joanne Katsantonis has a proven track record in energy sector M&A, Patrick De Ridder‘s practice extends to working with businesses connected to South America, Europe and Asia, and Brian Hager maintains close relationships with the firm’s manufacturing and construction clients. Charlotte-based lawyer Chris Scheurer guides national, regional and local clients through acquisitions and divestitures.