Divesh Patel Partner

Meet Divesh

Divesh is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and foreign investment

He also regularly advises on cross-border transactions, equity capital markets, joint ventures, commercial transactions, distressed sale transactions and restructurings.

Divesh advises a wide variety of domestic and cross-border clients, including private equity sponsors, across a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, retail, FMCG, financial services, infrastructure, aviation and transport, media, technology and telecommunications. 

He has recently acted for Archer Capital, Brookfield, Five V Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Lineage, L Catterton, Potentia Capital and Swissport.

Divesh is qualified in both Australia and South Africa. 

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand


  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces (South Africa)
  • Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Ltd
  • Treasurer, Asian Australian Lawyers Association

International experience

  • Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa (2004-2007)

Insights Read more insight

International Comparative Legal Guide: Private Equity 2019

A practical cross-border insight into private equity.

Practical Law Guide: Investing in Australia

A Q&A guide to investing in Australia.