Background

Patrick is a Special Counsel at the firm, specialising in technology and finance law.  Prior to joining Rouse Lawyers, Patrick practiced law at Allens Linklaters in Sydney.  Patrick provides pragmatic, straight forward and commercially savvy advice to his clients.

Technology

In his spare time, Patrick develops web applications (in Python, Node.js and Meteor.js), which gives him a deep understanding of his clients’ businesses and commercial drivers.  Patrick has represented a wide range of technology companies at all stages of the business cycle.  In the technology space, Patrick advises:

  • Software as a service (SaaS) providers focused on consumer and enterprise products;
  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers;
  • Software development firms (both front-end and backend focused);
  • Start-ups rolling out unique business models in a variety of sectors;
  • Managed services providers;
  • Consultants specialising in technology; and
  • Health technology companies with business models based on both hardware and software.

As a part of his technology practice, Patrick is also experienced in intellectual property and privacy law.  Owing to his technical understanding of data flows, Patrick is particularly adept in his advice on privacy law, which was recently overhauled on the federal level.  He has advised numerous companies on compliance with the new regime.

Corporate & Commercial

Patrick also works with the Corporate and Commercial banking and finance practice at Rouse Lawyers.  Patrick is experienced in a wide range of banking and finance transactions including syndicated finance, project finance and acquisition finance deals. Patrick’s previous work in the banking and finance field includes:

  • drafting complex multi-lender, limited recourse financing arrangements for a mid-market financier;
  • advising Toyota Finance on multiple property acquisition financings; and
  • advising a big-four bank acting as Mandated Lead Arranger and Underwriter for the syndicated refinancing of a loan facility worth $430 million.