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Peter Chow is a Partner in King & Spalding’s Singapore office.  He is also the global head of the firm’s Greater China international dispute resolution practice.  Peter has a specific focus on complex international disputes related to energy and natural resources, oil and gas, infrastructure and construction projects in addition to other commercial disputes.  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 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.

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 2018 in its “A-List”, which highlights leading private practice lawyers in the Chinese legal market.  Legal directories have described Peter as being “experienced and personable,” with “impressive energy and infrastructure sector credentials” and “often represents clients in the oil and gas and construction sectors.”

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. 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.

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Credentials

LL.B., National University of Singapore

England and Wales

Hong Kong

New South Wales

Singapore

Victoria

Arbitrator Panel

Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia)

Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

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

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) – Presidential Panel

China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

Council member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association

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 Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Former Vice-President, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

Guangzhou Arbitration Commission

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group

Korean Commercial Arbitration Board

Member, ICC Arbitration Committee (Hong Kong) and ICC Arbitrator Nomination Committee

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Member, Singapore Chamber Maritime Arbitration

Pacific International Arbitration Center, Vietnam

Russian Arbitration Center at Institute of Modern Arbitration

Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Supporting Member, London Maritime Arbitrators Association

Weihai Arbitration Commission

English

Mandarin Chinese

News

In the News · Source: Global Arbitration Review, Law360, Asian Legal Business and Asia Business Law Journal

September 26, 2019
Asia-Pacific arbitration partner Peter Chow joins the firm's International Arbitration team in Singapore

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Matters

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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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 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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

News

In the News · Source: Global Arbitration Review, Law360, Asian Legal Business and Asia Business Law Journal

September 26, 2019
Asia-Pacific arbitration partner Peter Chow joins the firm's International Arbitration team in Singapore

View all

Matters

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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Matters

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

News

In the News · Source: Global Arbitration Review, Law360, Asian Legal Business and Asia Business Law Journal

September 26, 2019
Asia-Pacific arbitration partner Peter Chow joins the firm's International Arbitration team in Singapore

View all

Credentials

LL.B., National University of Singapore

England and Wales

Hong Kong

New South Wales

Singapore

Victoria

Arbitrator Panel

Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia)

Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

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

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) – Presidential Panel

China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

Council member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association

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 Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Former Vice-President, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

Guangzhou Arbitration Commission

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group

Korean Commercial Arbitration Board

Member, ICC Arbitration Committee (Hong Kong) and ICC Arbitrator Nomination Committee

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Member, Singapore Chamber Maritime Arbitration

Pacific International Arbitration Center, Vietnam

Russian Arbitration Center at Institute of Modern Arbitration

Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Supporting Member, London Maritime Arbitrators Association

Weihai Arbitration Commission

English

Mandarin Chinese