Patrick is the Director of Legal & Business Affairs at Manchester United. Patrick started out in private practice as an IP/IT lawyer and worked with two of Scotland’s leading commercial firms. In 2001 he moved to Switzerland to take up a position as legal counsel with TEAM Marketing, a leading sports marketing agency with close ties to UEFA. In that role he was responsible for negotiating a broad range of media and sponsorship contracts for the UEFA Champions League. Patrick joined Manchester United in 2006 to head-up the newly created Legal & Business Affairs Department. His responsibilities include negotiating key sponsorship and commercial contracts and overseeing the handling of the club’s legal, compliance and brand protection issues.