John Fitzpatrick

Senior Partner Turkey

CMS Danişmanlik Hizmetleri Avukatlik Ortakliği
Süzer Plaza
Askerocağı Caddesi No:6 Kat:15 D:1501
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages French, English

John Fitzpatrick is an international corporate partner working throughout Europe and beyond. His focus is on emerging markets, including Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) generally, and in particular South East Europe (SEE) Romania and Turkey.

John has extensive experience in a range of corporate and commercial transactions. He has been involved in many of the largest and most innovative transactions in emerging Europe, and has a broad experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions throughout Western Europe, emerging Europe, the USA and beyond.

John’s practice focuses on M&A, complex commercial transactions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital.

John is one of the firm’s leaders in the TMT and Energy Sectors.  He is head of M&A for the firm’s TMT sector group and regularly advises major multinational energy companies and utilities on clean technology transactions (including wind and solar) and more traditional energy transactions (including oil and gas).

Prior to CMS, he was senior in-house counsel for the US headquarters of a multinational tech company and an associate in the Boston and Paris offices of large US law firms specialising in M&A, venture capital and technology transactions.

John is a member of the ABA, the IBA, the Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and DC bar associations and is a registered foreign lawyer in Romania and Turkey.

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1995 - LL.M. with distinction in international law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C

1993 - Juris Doctor with honours, The University of Connecticut School of Law, Conneticut

1992 - A specialised diploma in comparative law, the Institute of Comparative Law, the University of Paris, Paris

1992 - Masters Degree in European Law, the University of Paris, Paris

1987 - B.A. in International Politics, McGill University, Montreal

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