Peter Chow leads our International Dispute Resolution Practice in Asia Pacific. He has a specific focus on disputes related to energy and natural resources, oil and gas, infrastructure and construction projects, international trade, technology and general commerce/corporate. Peter has acted as counsel in numerous cases, appearing for parties in court, mediation and arbitration proceedings, including those involving ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, ICDR, AAA, NAI and UNCITRAL arbitral rules. He has represented clients in some of the largest arbitrations in Asia involving multibillion-dollar claims.
Peter is a Chartered Arbitrator. He is on the panels of arbitrators in a number of countries and has been appointed regularly as an arbitrator in commercial and maritime cases.
Peter has been named by China Business Law Journal 2018 in its “A-List”, which highlights leading private practice lawyers in the Chinese legal market. He has also been recognized as a “litigation star” by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific, as a world-leading practitioner by Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration and by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in the field of international arbitration.
He was also awarded “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” by Lawyer Monthly in 2015 and shortlisted for “Arbitration Practitioner of the Year” at the Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017.
Peter is the chair of the IPBA Energy & Resources Committee and a council member of IPBA. He was vice president of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a member of the ICC (Hong Kong) Arbitrator Nomination Sub-Committee and a member to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Peter is a contributing author of several authoritative textbooks on arbitration and litigation including: Arbitration in Hong Kong – A Practical Guide, The Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance: Commentary and Annotations and Commercial Litigation in Hong Kong, all published by Sweet & Maxwell. He is active in the international speaking circuit on the subjects of arbitration and construction.
Under Peter’s leadership, we were awarded the Asian-MENA Counsel In-house Community International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 2013, South Korea; China Business Law Journal Deal of the Year 2016 under the disputes/resolution category; and appointed to the Chinese government (MOFCOM) inaugural law firm panels for international investment and trade disputes.
Engineering & Construction
Projects and Construction (Front-End)