Patrick Dwyer

Legal Director, Dwyer Harris

Area of expertise

Financial services and credit, fintech, privacy, corporate and commercial law


LLB (Hons) (UTS)
BA (Hons) (University of Sydney)

About Patrick

Patrick Dwyer is a corporate and financial services lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in Australia and the United States in top tier law firms and as an in-house General Counsel. Patrick is valued by his clients for his clear, commercial advice and high levels of service.

At Dwyer Harris, a leading business law firm, he works with clients ranging from multinationals to start-ups including fintech businesses.

Patrick specialises in corporate transactions such as acquisitions, fundraising and joint ventures, financial services regulation, commercial agreements, and financing transactions including lending and asset finance.

He was a General Counsel at GE, leading the legal team with responsibility for its home lending and insurance businesses in Australia.

Patrick also practised law in New York with an international firm for a number of years, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and asset finance matters.

He has managed large transactions and legal projects such as the establishment of joint ventures, major asset sales, financial product development, regulator and board investigations, and compliance implementation projects for financial institutions.

Patrick graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Technology, Sydney. He also holds a First Class Honours degree in Arts from the University of Sydney.

Patrick is admitted to practice law in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, the High Court of Australia, England and Wales and New York and is also a public notary in New South Wales.