Peter Wood

Partner | London

Client Services Contact Federica Spagnoletti


Peter is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team and CEO of the dispute resolution team.

He has 30 years of experience and is currently the lead partner in a number of cases in which the amount at stake totals nearly £700 million. Peter specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration, restructuring, insolvency, credit and asset recovery, particularly in regard to company disputes, often advising on shareholder and joint-venture issues.

Peter leads the firm's global dispute resolution teams comprising over 60 partners, spanning commercial litigation, international arbitration, criminal litigation and white collar investigations, employment, trust and inheritance disputes, family and divorce, with teams based in litigation centres across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas.

Peter is fluent in Italian and specialises in advising Italian clients, he is a member of the British Italian Law Association and the Italian Chamber of Commerce.

He is ranked in Chambers Global and Legal 500 and is ‘...praised for his good judgement and client-handling skills'.
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Me in a minute

I enjoy getting to know my clients and their businesses

I have always enjoyed a good argument and finding solutions where others have failed and in the past 25 years have come to enjoy taking clients through the inevitable strains and stresses of commercial disputes and out the other side.

Since I grew up in Italy and speak fluent Italian I have for almost all of my professional life acted for Italian companies and investors and enjoy getting to know my new clients and their businesses.

I am often asked to help mediate between the competing Anglo Saxon approach to disputes and the more 'commercial' approach taken by European clients and crossing that divide is a real joy.

I get a real kick out of seeing those I interviewed as potential trainees finally qualify into my department and in some cases even making partner so I must along the road have got something right.

When not in the office I try to guide a small white ball into 18 holes in a number of shots which is ideally less than 90 a means of relaxation.