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Patrick Hole

Solicitor, United Kingdom


Patrick read French and German at Oxford University before qualifying as a solicitor in the corporate department of Linklaters in 1994. Patrick worked for Linklaters in both their London and Paris offices and subsequently worked for Freshfields in Paris and in the London and New York offices of a major US firm.
Patrick is a senior corporate and finance lawyer based in our London office and is able to advise on a broad range of corporate, banking, investment and commercial matters.
Patrick speaks French, German and Spanish and has a particular expertise of dealing with commercial transactions with a cross border focus.

Gordons Corporate and Commercial Expertise

We provide a comprehensive and practical service covering all aspects of public and private corporate, corporate finance, banking and commercial work, ranging from the incorporation of new companies to advising on complex M&A and finance transactions. In particular, we have experience of advising on:

  • Acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Joint ventures
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Venture capital and private equity transactions
  • Corporate reorganisations and rescues
  • Equity and Debt Fundraisings (including public offerings of securities)
  • Public takeovers
  • Public listings
  • Establishment of, and investment by venture capital trusts
  • Project, trade and asset finance
  • Directors″ responsibilities and corporate governance generally
  • Company secretarial work
  • Acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses
  • Terms of trading
  • E-commerce
  • Outsourcing
  • Agency and distributorship
  • Franchising
  • Licensing
  • Supply, procurement and distribution contracts
  • Consumer protection
  • Trade regulation

Our corporate clients are based in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Our clients range from ″household names″ to owner-managed businesses and start-ups. Our commercial and responsive approach allows us to consistently ″punch above our weight″ and provide our clients with what we feel is a unique combination of expertise and value for money in an increasingly competitive market place for corporate and commercial legal services.