Based in Paris, Peter Thorp has substantial experience in conducting arbitrations in Asia and Europe under the rules of all of the major international arbitration institutions. He has acted as Chairman, Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator on a large number of ICC, LCIA, SCC, CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC and CAA (Taiwan) arbitrations, as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. He is on the panel of numerous arbitration institutions, and is regularly selected by those institutions, such as the ICC and HKIAC, for appointments as arbitrator.
Peter has also frequently acted as emergency arbitrator and as sole arbitrator in expedited and fast-track arbitrations.
Peter is fluent in French and Chinese. Peter’s experience as arbitrator spans a broad range of sectors, including joint venture and M&A, shareholder disputes, IP and licensing, construction and infrastructure, media and telecoms, banking & finance, insurance, energy, oil & gas and mining, sale of goods, and pharmaceuticals/biotechnology.
Prior to returning to Paris in 2011, Peter was China Managing Partner of Allen & Overy LLP and head of the firm’s Mainland China disputes practice.
A barrister and solicitor from New Zealand, Peter is also qualified as a solicitor
in England & Wales and in Hong Kong, and is an avocat à la cour in Paris.
Peter is on the panel of numerous international arbitration institutions, and is regularly selected by those institutions for appointments as arbitrator.
Peter is also New Zealand Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, as well as Member of the ASA, IAI, LCIA Users’ Council, ICCA, IBA and IPBA. Peter is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Mr Thorp has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 80 international arbitration proceedings, including those conducted under the rules of most of the major arbitration institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, SCC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC and CAA, as well as ad hoc arbitrations.
*Chinese language or bilingual
New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer
Fall 2019, Vol. 12, No. 2
CHINA chapter (2018)
The International Law Review
Issue 6 – (2009)
24 Journal of International
Arbitration – Issue 6 (2007)
Kluwer Law International
Volume 1, Issue 4 (2006)
Global Arbitration Review
Special Issue on China (2010)
Special Report (2008)
Global Arbitration Review
Chapter in “Managing Business Disputes
in Today’s China: Duelling with Dragons”
(2007), Kluwer Law International
Case Management Conference simulation, CAA Seminar – Taipei, 22 November 2019.
“Dispute Resolution Involving Chinese SOEs”, HKIAC Department of Justice / HKIAC / ICC Seminar – Paris, 11 April 2019.
Seminar on Prague Rules, Hogan Lovells Seminar – Paris, 3 April 2019.
“Direct Settlement Facilitation by Arbitrators”, ICC Institute Advanced Level Seminar – Abu Dhabi, 3 March 2019.
“Direct Settlement Facilitation by Arbitrators”, ICC Institute Advanced Level Seminar – Miami, 11 November 2018.
“Better Serving the Parties: Efficiency and Flexibility of Arbitral Proceedings”, CIETAC Global Arbitrators’ Forum – Beijing, 18 September 2018.
Mock Hong Kong court proceedings in aid of a CIETAC Mainland China arbitration, CIETAC Hong Kong’s Day of Arbitration – Beijing, 16 September 2018.
“Dispute resolution options outside of China for resolving BRI disputes”, CEAC Conference – Hamburg, 13 September 2018.
“Dispute resolution options for Belt and Road disputes”, 2nd ICC European Conference – Paris, 9 April 2018.
“Post M&A disputes involving Asian parties”, Joint ASA/IPBA Conference: Asian – European M&A and Dispute Resolution Day – Geneva, 14 September 2017.
2017 Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China – London, 19 June 2017.
“Vers un droit uniforme de l’arbitrage international”, Chambre Arbitrale Internationale de Paris / CIETAC seminar – Paris, 20 April 2017.
“Approaches to promote the attractiveness of Chinese arbitration and the competitiveness of Chinese arbitration institutions”, China Arbitration Summit – Beijing, 28 September 2016.