Office Contact No.: 26895331
Mobile No.: 69018729
LLB, LLM, MA, PCLL, ACIS, ACS
Called to the bar: 2017
Peter’s practice covers a broad range of civil and criminal matters, including in particular, shipping, trade, commercial, corporate, probate, personal injury and criminal litigation. Peter also conducts arbitration.
Peter was a solicitor for over 20 years before joining the bar.
Peter was a litigation solicitor working with international and major local law firms between 1994 and 2005. In that period, Peter conducted litigation involving shipping, trade and commercial disputes, many of which involved a cross-border element. He also acquired substantial experience in arbitration. On the criminal law side, Peter assisted clients in handling prosecution by the authorities in certain high-profile import and export cases.
Peter was an inhouse counsel, and subsequently the Head of Legal of a group with companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Singapore Stock Exchange from 2005 to 2016. He was involved in a number of major acquisitions, fund raising projects, setting up of new businesses, as well as contentious corporate and debt restructuring exercises. Peter also ran major litigation and arbitration for the group, internationally and locally. In that period, he acquired a deep understanding of business and corporate operations and strategies.
Between 2016 and 2017, Peter served his pupillage under Mr. Wong Po Wing, Mr. Edward Alder, Mr. Law Man-Chung and Mr. Kumar Ramanathan S.C. Apart from building on the experience from his former career, he was exposed to other areas of practice. He gained exposure to criminal work in courts of all levels. He was involved in complex personal injury cases during his pupillage with Mr. Ramanathan S.C., and subsequently received instructions in personal injury matters as soon as he commenced full practice.
Education and scholarships
1997: Master of Laws, Bentham Scholarship, University College London
1992: Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, The University of Hong Kong
1991: Bachelor of Laws with honours, David Ling Book Prize, City University of Hong Kong
1989: Hsin Chong Scholarship (visiting the USA and Canada to study their constitutional