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Patrick G. Stafford

Practice Leader Private Equity


(T) +44.20.7039.5233
(F) +44.20.7039.5999


  • BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course 2001); London School of Economics (LL.B. in English Law and French Law 2000; Company Law Prize 2000); University of Strasbourg, France (Diploma in French Law 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Patrick Stafford co-chairs Jones Day's global Private Equity Practice. He advises companies and financial investors on the full range of cross-border M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions. These include distressed debt and equity deals, add on transactions, hybrid investments, public market-related disposals, restructuring, joint ventures, disposals to trade and institutional investors, and special situations transactions.

Patrick has advised a range of financial investors such as Alven Capital, Cortec Group, Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Motion Equity Partners, The Riverside Company, True Capital, and WL Ross. Recent transactions include advising Goldman Sachs on its investment in Nuxeo and advising management on the sale by Varde Partners of Newday Cards to Cinven and CVC Capital Partners.

Patrick is recommended in the Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK directories.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers — private equity (2016 and 2017), where he is noted for advising investors and corporate clients on private equity and M&A transactions of significant value and scale: "he's excellent," reports one client; "he is able to cut through the detail and minimise legal risk, and he works quickly and efficiently"

    Legal 500 — private equity (2014-2017) and venture capital (2013)


Patrick Stafford