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Clifford Chance
Patrick Meniru

Patrick Meniru

Senior Associate

Senior Associate
Patrick Meniru

Patrick Meniru specialises in advising investment managers on the establishment and offering of private funds, together with the legal and commercial issues relevant to funds' ongoing operation as well as advising managers and investors in relation to secondary transactions, portfolio sales and primary investments.

  • Advised Apis Partners on the establishment of its private equity fund Apis Growth Fund II ($560m) targeting financial services investments across Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, a single DFI investor co-investment vehicle and a multi-strategy fund-of-one with a large US institutional investor ($115m)
  • Advised HSBC on a series of large secondary transactions comprised of direct sales and sales to newly formed HSBC managed vehicles totalling in excess of $2bn of commitments
  • Advised Equistone on the establishment of its private equity fund Equistone Partners Europe Fund VI (€2.8 billion), carried interest structure and on ongoing operational matter across its funds
  • Advised Five Arrows Managers (Rothschild Group) on the establishment of Five Arrows Debt Partners III (€1.25 billion)
  • Advised 3i Group in relation to its carried interest and team co-investment structures
  • Advised African Capital Alliance on the establishment of its West African private equity fund CAPE IV ($570 million)
  • Advised Primary Capital on the establishment of Primary V, focused on UK growth companies
  • Advised Mizuho Bank on the secondary sale of a $170 million portfolio of fund interests
  • Advised Aberdeen Standard Investments on the secondary sale of a $350 million portfolio of 45 fund interests to Coller Capital
  • Advised QSuper on the sale of a $500m fund interest to a group of buyers
  • Advised Verod Capital Management on the establishment of its private equity fund Verod Capital Growth Fund III ($200m), targeting mid-sized growth companies in Anglophone West Africa
  • Advised Allianz in connection with the formation of its second UK infrastructure debt fund
  • Advised Arcus Infrastructure Partners on the establishment of its pan-European infrastructure fund, Arcus European Infrastructure Fund 2 as well as Arcus' €800 million general partner led secondary with respect to Arcus European Infrastructure Fund
  • Advised Bridgepoint in connection with the formation of its first and second credit funds and major separately managed account with a leading global markets firm
  • Advises Credit Suisse, HSBC, Partners Group and Mercer Investments in relation to their investments in various funds and JV arrangements across a variety of asset classes

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Career and qualifications

  • Magdalen College, University of Oxford (BA) 2010
  • Trainee Solicitor 2015
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2017
  • Associate 2017

Awards and citations

  • Patrick was listed as a "key lawyer" in the 2021 Edition of the Legal 500 and was described as "an outstanding associate who operates at a level beyond his actual years of experience" and as being "calm and measured in the advice he gives, knowledgeable, instils confidence in his clients, all round a pleasure to deal with”.