Peter's practice covers a wide range of commercial disputes, with a focus on banking litigation, contentious proceedings involving financial institutions and disputes with an insolvency element.
Peter routinely advises insolvency practitioners and financial institutions. He also advises mental health committees, and has experience in handling private client work. Peter also has experience in professional negligence claims, shareholder disputes and other high-value claims.
Peter spent six months on secondment to the APAC & MENA Litigation and Investigations team at Credit Suisse, where he handled regulatory requests, led internal investigations and managed civil litigation across various Asia Pacific jurisdictions, working with internal stakeholders and external counsel.
Peter's recent experience includes:
- advising SpeedCast on the Hong Kong aspects of their high-profile cross-border restructuring and recapitalisation
- successfully defending DBS in a US$185 million Hong Kong High Court action (after a 15-day trial) and the ensuing appeal brought by the liquidators of Galleria (Hong Kong) Limited for knowing receipt, dishonest assistance and fraudulent trading
- advising/acting for members of the prominent Lo Family on Hong Kong High Court proceedings relating to the family trust
- acting for a leading Chinese private bank in relation to allegations of unauthorised trading and mis-selling
- advising liquidators of Lehman Brothers Asia entities for a reduction in the ad valorem fees payable to the Hong Kong Official Receiver
- advising mental health committees appointed under Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance, including acting in contested statutory will proceedings in the Hong Kong High Court
- a retainer with a major Chinese bank to advice on creditor rights, enforcement and insolvency matters
- advising a corporate shareholder and an ex-director of a Hong Kong listco in defending a Hong Kong High Court action for dishonest assistance and conspiracy to defraud, as part of a complex and long-running boardroom dispute
- advising a leading global law firm in its defence of a professional negligence claim, leading to a successful mediation and settlement
- advising banks and financial institutions on dealing with injunctions and third-party document requests/orders for production, including those with cross-border elements.
Peter was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2015. Prior to that, he trained with Herbert Smith Freehills and was seconded to the firm's Beijing and London offices. Peter read law at the University of Hong Kong.
Peter speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.