Patrick Dransfield is a Director of the In-House Community and Publishing Director of the magazine Asian-Mena Counsel, both wholly owned by Pacific Business Press. Patrick has twenty-three years of experience working in the legal industry; as Asia Managing Director of Euromoney Institutional Investor, and then as Marketing and Business Development Director for Asia for Shearman & Sterling and White & Case respectively.
Patrick published the first legal investment guide to South Korea IFLR in 1999. Other innovations include: www.inhousecommunity.com; ‘Bringing It All Back Home – Asia and the City of London’, with The Law Society and Sir William Blair and John McLean OBE; The Shenzhen Greater Bay In-House Congress with CCPIT: ‘In-House Community Executive Lawyers’ Retreat’ (with Richard Susskind OBE and Trevor Faure), ‘The In-House Community Counsel Awards’ (including Visionary Client Service Provider Awards), the bi-lingual legal novel ‘A Corporate Journey to the West’ (‘企业西游记：成功并购在美国’); ‘China Law & Practice Law Firm Directory’98’(the first Chinese law firm directory); and ‘IFLR Deals of the Year Awards’ (the first legal Awards Ceremony in Asia),
Patrick is in frequent demand as a writer and commentator on the business of law and has been published by the Financial Times, Asia Law Portal and Asian-mena Counsel, among others. His speaking engagements include: International Bar Association (‘Law Firm Management Committee’ IBA Seoul 2019), Management Events Corporate Secretary Forum, PSMG, the Shanghai Bar Association, ICON, Fudan and Hong Kong Universities and In-House Community events on various subjects including marketing, business culture, personal and business development and the needs of in-house legal teams. He is included in the 30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia 2019 by Asia Law Portal: https://asialawportal.com/2018/12/30/30-people-to-watch-in-the-business-of-law-in-asia-in-2019/
Patrick is a graduate of Leeds University (B.A. Joint Hons. in English and History of Art) and also holds a Master’s Degree in Far East Area Studies (specializing in Chinese History, Anthropology and Politics) from London University’s School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS). He is a Correspondent Member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, and an Old Lancastrian (OL of Lancaster Royal Grammar School).