Peter is a UK solicitor and the Partner-in-Charge at the Brussels office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. His practice is split between competition law, intellectual property law and EU communications policy. Peter’s competition practice focuses on merger control and joint ventures, actions under Article 102 TFEU, complaints under the EC Treaty's State aids rules, and vertical distribution and licensing practices (both before the European Commission and before national competition and regulatory authorities). He was senior competition counsel in the Vodafone/Airtouch, MCI/Sprint, Verizon/MCI, Epson/Sanyo, Seagate/Maxtor, Vivendi/Activision, Carlyle/Commscope, Watson Wyatt / Towers Perrin, Allianz/GEC, Helvetia/GEC, Schlumberger/First Reserve/Saxon Energy, and the ABB/PowerOne mergers, and was the briefing solicitor in the successful MCI v. EC Commission appeal. Peter has acted as external counsel to the Communications Unit of the European Commission's DG Competition in the period 1999-20002, and was also the Greek government's external legal advisor in its review of the Cosmote/Germanos merger. Peter’s communications practice spans all aspects of regulation, policy and competition law affecting the electronic communications sector, and is divided between advice for, and the defence of, private companies and counselling to government institutions regarding both policy development and enforcement strategy.
Peter lectures and writes regularly on issues of competition law and practice and communications policy, and is the EC Affairs editor of the European Intellectual Property Review and the Utilities Law Review. He was a visiting lecturer in communications law and competition policy at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, a guest lecturer in EU intellectual property law at the ULB, and has been the course coordinator for the LLM course on Competition Law & Regulated Industries at King's since 2007.