Peter is head of Osborne Clarke’s Thames Valley office disputes team. He advises clients on large-scale disputes, both in the UK and in overseas jurisdictions.
His particular specialisms include technology disputes, contractual claims, issues arising out of corporate transactions and ventures, fraud and employee impropriety, and banking and finance claims. Peter is acknowledged by the independent legal directories as a ‘leading individual’, and described by them as ‘a go to lawyer’ and ‘a real problem solver’, as having ‘renowned corporate and IT disputes expertise’ and ‘very strong strategic skills’, and as someone who ‘invests in client relationships’.
Much of Peter’s work involves disputes for Technology, Corporate Finance and Financial Services clients. He acts on both domestic and cross-border disputes, and much of his work is commercially highly sensitive and confidential in nature. He is very experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration and all forms of alternative dispute resolution, and has strong expertise in dispute avoidance, prevention, and early resolution.
Peter’s recent work includes advising various leading IT suppliers on a number of multimillion-pound cross-border IT implementation disputes; acting for vendors and purchasers on a variety of substantial breach of warranty and misrepresentation claims, both in the UK courts and ICC and LCIA arbitrations; acting against a client’s former employees and competitors in relation to theft of confidential information, conspiracy and breach of covenants; and advising leading telecoms businesses on claims relating to refunds of commission and sell-through support.
He joined Osborne Clarke in 2005 from Nabarro, where he had been since 1996 and was a partner. Previously he was at Linklaters for six years.