Patrick Lyons

Patrick Lyons Dechert corporate finance and capital markets lawyer London

Patrick Lyons


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7356 | +44 20 7184 7001

Dubai | Unit 501, Level 5, Precinct Building 2, Dubai International Financial Centre, PO Box 506675, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 425 6300 | +971 4 425 6301


Recommended in The Legal 500 UK, 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 for his work on flotations, the equity capital, debt capital and emerging markets, and with over 15 years’ experience, Patrick Lyons is a partner on Dechert’s London corporate and securities team.

The Legal 500 UK, 2021 ranks Mr. Lyons as a ‘leading individual’ for emerging markets. He is also recommended and ranked for his work involving debt and equity capital markets, and life sciences and healthcare transactions. He is ranked in Chambers UK, 2021 for equity capital markets and is described by clients as “extremely efficient” and someone who “brings a refreshing, practical approach to very complex issues.” The IFLR1000 2021 to 2017 guides note him as ‘highly regarded’ for matters involving debt and equity capital markets. Clients note he is ‘very knowledgeable’ and ‘able to handle clients with great flexibility’ in The Legal 500 UK, 2020.

Mr. Lyons led the team that won the Financial Times’ 2019 “European Innovative Lawyers Awards” for the “Innovation in Legal Expertise - Accessing New Markets and Capital” category and also as a “standout” transaction for his role advising Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company Pte Ltd on three multi-tranche green bonds denominated in Indian rupees and Philippine pesos and payable in US Dollars. He was a member of the team that achieved recognition in the “Legal Expertise – Innovation in New Markets and Capital” category of the Financial Times 2016 “European Innovative Lawyers Awards", where Dechert was “highly commended” for its representation of The Arab Republic of Egypt in connection with the country’s first international bond sale in five years. The successful issuance of US$1.5 billion 10-year sovereign bonds, the country’s largest single-tranche issuance ever, represented a landmark transaction for Egypt. He was also a member of the team that won the Financial Times Most Innovative Law Firms for Finance Law Award 2015.

Mr. Lyons represents life sciences and other healthcare companies, energy companies, banks and financial institutions, sovereign and quasi-sovereign issuers and others in public and private transactions, including IPOs and follow on SEC-registered transactions, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, investment grade and high-yield debt issues, PIPEs and other private placements, green, blue and social bond offerings, rights issues, privatizations and liability management transactions, including tender offers, exchange offers and similar transactions.

Mr. Lyons also has extensive experience advising public companies with respect to SEC periodic disclosure, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, corporate governance and Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange rules.

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1996
  • Harvard University, M.A., History and Middle East Studies, 1999
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2002
  • Admitted in New York and Massachusetts
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales
  • French
  • Arabic
  • English