Patrick Smith advises German and international companies on matters of corporate financing, capital increases and public takeovers. He also advises listed companies on the organisation of their annual stockholders meetings.

Patrick studied law at the University of Cologne. During his legal clerkship he worked for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in Bonn and for international law firms in Cologne and New York.

Before joining Osborne Clarke in July 2014, Patrick worked for a commercial law firm in Cologne.