Press Release Sciaroni & Associates: Patrick Smith Joins Sciaroni & Associates as Managing Partner and Head of the Banking & Finance Practice Group

Patrick Smith Joins Sciaroni & Associates as Managing Partner and Head of the Banking & Finance Practice Group


Brett2One of the original foreign lawyers in Cambodia, Brett negotiated the first foreign investment in 1993 for a $60 million brewery. He continues to provide professional advice on numerous investment projects and is very active in the business community as Chairman of American Chamber in Cambodia, International Business Chamber and the Co-Chair of the Working Group on Law, Tax and Governance, comprised of private sector and government members who resolve issues of concern to the business community. Brett is a member of the DC and American Bar Associations.
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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Smith as Managing Partner of the firm and Head of the Banking & Finance Practice Group. Patrick brings a wealth of experience and has worked extensively across a broad array of practice areas with a specialization in the Banking and Finance sector as both in-house counsel and in private practice throughout Southeast Asia, Japan and the UK. Patrick has advised global investment banks, commercial banks, IFIs, microfinance institutions, securities companies, insurance companies and other multi-national corporations on a broad range of matters including project finance, bilateral and syndicated loans, debt capital markets, equity capital markets, structured finance, OTC derivatives, trade finance, securitization, M&A, financial leasing and insurance. Patrick is admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as a Barrister and Solicitor and holds an LL.B. and BA (Hons) from Monash University, Victoria.

Sciaroni & Associates is a professional and investment advisory firm serving Southeast Asia since 1993. Based in Cambodia with legal offices in Laos and Myanmar. We provide knowledgeable business insights and experienced guidance to many of the world’s leading companies, governments, economic think tanks and global development investment funds to help maximize the value of their investments in the region covered by the firm.