Peter's practice covers a wide range of commercial litigation, with a focus on banking litigation, other contentious proceedings involving financial institutions and proceedings brought by or against liquidators. Peter has also advised clients on professional negligence claims, shareholder disputes and contractual 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 matters across various Asia Pacific jurisdictions, working with internal stakeholders and external counsel.
Peter's recent experience include:
- successfully defending a leading Singaporean bank in a US$185 million Hong Kong High Court action brought by the liquidators of Galleria (Hong Kong) Limited for knowing receipt, dishonest assistance and fraudulent trading, after a 15-day trial.
- advising the Hong Kong liquidators of a global investment bank on a dispute concerning very substantial ad valorem fees and charges payable to the Hong Kong Government.
- advising a leading Chinese private bank in relation to allegations of unauthorised trading and mis-selling.
- 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 and obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at the same university.