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Peter Chow is a Partner in King & Spalding’s Singapore office.  Peter has a specific focus on high-stakes, complex international disputes globally, including those related to energy & natural resources, oil & gas, infrastructure & construction, and technology projects, in addition to other commercial disputes.  He is also the global head of the firm's Greater China international dispute resolution practice. He 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 been involved in arbitrations in Asia for over 30 years and is one of the most experienced arbitration lawyers in Asia. 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 a wide range of disputes.

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 shortlisted for “Arbitration Practitioner of the Year” at the Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017.  He has been named by China Business Law Journal in its “A-List”, which highlights leading private practice lawyers in the Chinese legal market.  Legal directories and peers have described Peter as being “experienced and personable,” "excellent", a “very sharp lawyer,” “very well prepared,” with “impressive energy and infrastructure sector credentials,” “tremendous expertise in construction arbitration,” and that he “often represents clients in the oil and gas and construction sectors.”

Peter is a vice chair of the IPBA International Construction Projects Committee and was chair of the IPBA Energy & Resources Committee and a council member of IPBA. He is also a member to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and was a member of the ICC Arbitrator Nomination Committee.  He was vice president of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.  He is a member of the Editorial Board for LexisNexis online Practical Guidance (Arbitration). 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.

Arbitrator Panel
Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia); Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) - Presidential Panel; China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission; Guangzhou Arbitration Commission; Hainan International Arbitration Centre; Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Japan Commercial Arbitration Association; Korean Commercial Arbitration Board; Pacific International Arbitration Center, Vietnam; Russian Arbitration Center at Institute of Modern Arbitration; Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration; Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Weihai Arbitration Commission.

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Credentials

LL.B., National University of Singapore

England and Wales

Hong Kong

New South Wales

Singapore

Victoria

Editorial Board, LexisNexis online Practical Guidance

Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)

Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

Former Board of Directors, Joint Mediation Helpline Office Ltd

Former Chair, Energy & Resources Committee – Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Former Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Former Vice-President, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

Member, ICC Arbitration Committee (Hong Kong)

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Member, Singapore Chamber Maritime Arbitration

Supporting Member, London Maritime Arbitrators Association

Vice-chair, International Construction Projects Committee - Inter-Pacific Bar Association

English

Mandarin Chinese

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Energy & Resources

Acted for Asian party involving pricing and other disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$10 billion.

Acted for Asian party involving price review disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$1 billion.

Acted for Asian party in a HKIAC arbitration involving delivery disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$400 million.

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Energy & Resources

Acted for Asian party involving pricing and other disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$10 billion.

Acted for Asian party involving price review disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$1 billion.

Acted for Asian party in a HKIAC arbitration involving delivery disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$400 million.

Acted in a London arbitration involving claims by a Chinese oil rig builder against a European party over the construction of three semi-submersible drilling platforms. Amount in dispute: more than US$200 million.

Acted for Chinese/Singapore oil rig contractors in disputes against parties in Russia, the Netherlands, Korea, Italy and the Middle-East in the offshore energy industry.

Acted for operator in a SIAC arbitration involving dispute with a drilling contractor over the termination of an offshore oil drilling contract.

Acted for a Chinese company in arbitrations against a US company over a long-term processing agreement in the solar energy industry. Involved the application of the CISG and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. Amount in dispute: more than US$400 million.

Acted for US solar power developer in an ICC arbitration against a state entity in Asia in a dispute over the Power Purchase Agreement in the development of a US$300 million solar power project.

Acted for Chinese state-owned energy company in an ICC arbitration in London against a U.A.E. company over the construction and supply of drilling rigs.

Acted for Chinese contractor in a Singapore arbitration in relation to a mining project in Australia. Amount in dispute: Over US$150 million.

Acted for a major Brazilian resources company in a dispute with a Chinese company in a CIETAC arbitration in Beijing, China. Claim involved issues of Brazilian, Chinese and Hong Kong laws.

Engineering & Construction

Advised a US company in a SIAC arbitration proceeding against a government in Asia in disputes over an infrastructure project. Amount in dispute: more than US$2 billion.

Acted for a Middle Eastern JV owner in an ICC arbitration in London against the EPCM contractor over the design and construction of a petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia, described as "one of the largest and most complicated engineering projects in the world". Amount in dispute: Over US$800 million.

Acted for an Australian JV owner in an ICC arbitration in London against the EPC contractor over the design and construction of a chemical plant in Australia. Amount in dispute: Over US$300 million.

Acted in an ICC arbitration involving claims by an Australian-owned turnkey contractor against a project company over the design and construction of a power station in the Philippines. Amount in dispute: more than US$150 million.

Acted for Japanese and German contractors in arbitration proceedings and disputes relating to the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (metropolitan subway) contracts.

Acted for a British M&E contractor in arbitration proceedings against a Korean main contractor and various subcontractors relating to the construction of three major hotels and a shopping complex in Singapore. Amount in dispute: more than US$140 million.

Telecommunications and Technology

Acted for a Dutch technology company in parallel NAI/CIETAC arbitrations in Amsterdam and Beijing regarding a dispute over a JV for the use and operation of valuable geosocial networking technology used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Amount in dispute: Over US$2 billion.

Acted for a South American telecommunications company in a HKIAC arbitration proceeding with a Chinese telecommunications company over a telecommunications project in South America.

Acted for a major Chinese telecommunications company in an ICC arbitration against a Korean company over a consortium agreement for the EPC contract for a US$300 million submarine cable project in South America.

General Commercial and Corporate

Acted for shareholders in two related HKIAC arbitrations in connection with two joint venture contracts in China in the automobile industry. Amount in dispute: Over US$2 billion.

Acted for the International Finance Corporation/World Bank Group in a number of dispute matters involving investment and financing arrangements.

Acted for an international hotel chain in a SIAC arbitration involving disputes over the development of a chain of hotels in Indonesia. Claims involved issues of Indonesian law and the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal.

Acted for a Philippine government-owned financial corporation in a SIAC arbitration with a European-owned entity over an agreement for the transfer of assets.

Acted for investors and shareholders in arbitrations and in court involving disputes arising out of shareholder agreements, investment agreements and joint venture agreements.

Insights

Article · Source: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters

January 21, 2022
Arbitration in Hong Kong A Practical Guide (5th ed.)

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Energy & Resources

Acted for Asian party involving pricing and other disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$10 billion.

Acted for Asian party involving price review disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$1 billion.

Acted for Asian party in a HKIAC arbitration involving delivery disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$400 million.

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Energy & Resources

Acted for Asian party involving pricing and other disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$10 billion.

Acted for Asian party involving price review disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$1 billion.

Acted for Asian party in a HKIAC arbitration involving delivery disputes under a long-term LNG supply agreement. Amount in dispute: more than US$400 million.

Acted in a London arbitration involving claims by a Chinese oil rig builder against a European party over the construction of three semi-submersible drilling platforms. Amount in dispute: more than US$200 million.

Acted for Chinese/Singapore oil rig contractors in disputes against parties in Russia, the Netherlands, Korea, Italy and the Middle-East in the offshore energy industry.

Acted for operator in a SIAC arbitration involving dispute with a drilling contractor over the termination of an offshore oil drilling contract.

Acted for a Chinese company in arbitrations against a US company over a long-term processing agreement in the solar energy industry. Involved the application of the CISG and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. Amount in dispute: more than US$400 million.

Acted for US solar power developer in an ICC arbitration against a state entity in Asia in a dispute over the Power Purchase Agreement in the development of a US$300 million solar power project.

Acted for Chinese state-owned energy company in an ICC arbitration in London against a U.A.E. company over the construction and supply of drilling rigs.

Acted for Chinese contractor in a Singapore arbitration in relation to a mining project in Australia. Amount in dispute: Over US$150 million.

Acted for a major Brazilian resources company in a dispute with a Chinese company in a CIETAC arbitration in Beijing, China. Claim involved issues of Brazilian, Chinese and Hong Kong laws.

Engineering & Construction

Advised a US company in a SIAC arbitration proceeding against a government in Asia in disputes over an infrastructure project. Amount in dispute: more than US$2 billion.

Acted for a Middle Eastern JV owner in an ICC arbitration in London against the EPCM contractor over the design and construction of a petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia, described as "one of the largest and most complicated engineering projects in the world". Amount in dispute: Over US$800 million.

Acted for an Australian JV owner in an ICC arbitration in London against the EPC contractor over the design and construction of a chemical plant in Australia. Amount in dispute: Over US$300 million.

Acted in an ICC arbitration involving claims by an Australian-owned turnkey contractor against a project company over the design and construction of a power station in the Philippines. Amount in dispute: more than US$150 million.

Acted for Japanese and German contractors in arbitration proceedings and disputes relating to the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (metropolitan subway) contracts.

Acted for a British M&E contractor in arbitration proceedings against a Korean main contractor and various subcontractors relating to the construction of three major hotels and a shopping complex in Singapore. Amount in dispute: more than US$140 million.

Telecommunications and Technology

Acted for a Dutch technology company in parallel NAI/CIETAC arbitrations in Amsterdam and Beijing regarding a dispute over a JV for the use and operation of valuable geosocial networking technology used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Amount in dispute: Over US$2 billion.

Acted for a South American telecommunications company in a HKIAC arbitration proceeding with a Chinese telecommunications company over a telecommunications project in South America.

Acted for a major Chinese telecommunications company in an ICC arbitration against a Korean company over a consortium agreement for the EPC contract for a US$300 million submarine cable project in South America.

General Commercial and Corporate

Acted for shareholders in two related HKIAC arbitrations in connection with two joint venture contracts in China in the automobile industry. Amount in dispute: Over US$2 billion.

Acted for the International Finance Corporation/World Bank Group in a number of dispute matters involving investment and financing arrangements.

Acted for an international hotel chain in a SIAC arbitration involving disputes over the development of a chain of hotels in Indonesia. Claims involved issues of Indonesian law and the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal.

Acted for a Philippine government-owned financial corporation in a SIAC arbitration with a European-owned entity over an agreement for the transfer of assets.

Acted for investors and shareholders in arbitrations and in court involving disputes arising out of shareholder agreements, investment agreements and joint venture agreements.

Insights

Article · Source: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters

January 21, 2022
Arbitration in Hong Kong A Practical Guide (5th ed.)

View all

Credentials

LL.B., National University of Singapore

England and Wales

Hong Kong

New South Wales

Singapore

Victoria

Editorial Board, LexisNexis online Practical Guidance

Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)

Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

Former Board of Directors, Joint Mediation Helpline Office Ltd

Former Chair, Energy & Resources Committee – Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Former Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Former Vice-President, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

Member, ICC Arbitration Committee (Hong Kong)

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Member, Singapore Chamber Maritime Arbitration

Supporting Member, London Maritime Arbitrators Association

Vice-chair, International Construction Projects Committee - Inter-Pacific Bar Association

English

Mandarin Chinese