Peter Leckey

Senior associate | London

Peter is a senior associate in the litigation and arbitration team.

He has experience with general commercial disputes and complex insolvencies. Most of these involve multiple jurisdictions, including the major offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands. Peter’s experience also includes public law matters (including judicial review), professional negligence and regulatory inquiries.

To complement his legal background, Peter recently had a career break to undertake a Master’s degree in International Relations, which focused on sustainability, political risk and cyber security. The focus on sustainability is proving pertinent in light of current world trends, as one aspect examined was how global institutions, governments and multinational enterprises seek to explain their adaptation and resilience to climate change through Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives (‘ESG’). With the concerns around climate change increasing globally, Peter anticipates ESG will become a growing feature of clients’ investment decision-making processes.

Secretary Chloe Whitthread

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Peter Leckey is thoughtful, hardworking and a pleasure to work with.

Legal 500 UK, 2020

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Represented the liquidators of the second-largest of the "feeder funds" which channelled billions of US dollars into Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Litigation arising out of the liquidations included: (i) audit negligence; (ii) claims in unjust enrichment and contract/tort against the management of the companies (Kingate Global Fund Limited (in Liquidation) v Kingate Management Limited & Ors [2015] SC (Bda) 65 Com (25 September 2015) and Kingate Global Fund Limited (in Liquidation) v Kingate Management Limited & Ors [2016] SC (Bda) 3 Com (11 January 2016)); and (iii) the delivery up of documents from third parties (PricewaterhouseCoopers Bermuda v Kingate Global Fund Ltd [2011] Bda LR 32 (CA)).

Represented the administrators and liquidators of a steel production company in the United Kingdom, where the purchaser of assets alleged against the administrators an unlawful means conspiracy to breach a pre-administration contract. (Lictor Anstalt v Mir Steel UK Ltd [2013] 2 BCLC 76).

Acted for the Defendant companies on an application arising out of a charterparty where the English Court was asked to determine whether the Claimant, who had commenced proceedings in England, should be granted permission to serve its claim out of the jurisdiction and obtain an interim anti-arbitration injunction to prevent arbitral proceedings in Singapore that sought to resolve the same issues. (Golden Ocean Group Ltd v Humpuss Transports Tbk Ltd & Ors [2013] 1 CLC 929).

England and Wales, 2004

British Virgin Islands, 2009

Northern Ireland, 2017

Contributed to several legal texts, including Sweet & Maxwell’s Administrative Law and Procedure and Probate Disputes and Remedies.

Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs)

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  • English

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