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Peter R. Morton

Peter Morton is a partner in the dispute resolution & litigation practice group. He focuses on arbitration and commercial litigation and is a coordinator of the firm’s international arbitration practice group.

Peter is involved in all aspects of arbitration and commercial litigation which frequently include an international dimension. His experience includes acting for clients in a variety of sectors including aviation, energy, commodities, maritime, telecoms, finance and sports.

Over recent years, Peter has dealt with numerous institutional arbitrations (commonly ICC or LCIA), trade association arbitrations (e.g. LMAA, FOSFA, ICA and GAFTA), and ad-hoc arbitrations as well as substantial High Court trials and appeals. Many of the cases Peter deals with are international contractual disputes, including issues of jurisdiction as well as arguments on the merits.

Peter qualified as a lawyer in 1997.

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Member)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), European Users Council (Member)
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association (Member)
  • “ICC Launches New Expedited Procedure” - K&L Gates, “Hub Talks”, Podcast - October 2017
  • "Is your asymmetric dispute resolution clause enforceable any more?" Webinar, February 2016
  • "Arbitration in Scandinavia" Webinar, May 2016
  • "Dispute Resolution Clauses in Insurance Contracts" Presentation to Insurance Brokers, July 2016
  • “What Happens When Islamic Finance Transactions Go Wrong? The Use of Arbitration to Resolve Disputes,” Islamic Finance Conference, February 2012
  • “After the Event Insurance and Funding Solutions in International Arbitration” Webinar, April 5 2011
  • “Common Pitfalls in Drafting and Negotiating Dispute Resolution Clauses and How to Avoid Them” Webinar, June 29 2010
  • “Paring to the Bone - Cutting Costs without Causing Delay,” IBC and CPR Cross Border Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Conference, November 2009

Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Letters of Intent: Are you (un)intentionally bound?Airline Economics, April-May 2018
  • Author of various maintained precedents on Thomson Reuters’ “Practical Law”, including “Settlement Agreement” and “Commencing ICC Arbitration (2012 and 2017 Rules)”, with drafting notes
  • Author of various maintained guidance notes on Thomson Reuters’ “Practical Law” including “Selection of Party-nominated Arbitrators”, “Settlement (Civil Litigation) Q&A: United Kingdom (England and Wales)” and “Tactics of Settlement”
  • “ICC Launches New Expedited Procedure”, Arbitration World, October 2017
  • Taming Price Review Clauses: Lessons from the Transactional and Arbitration Battlefields,” LNG18, April 2016
  • The Growth of Gas and LNG Price Review Arbitrations," Arbitration World, April 2015
  • “Can a world exist where expedited arbitration becomes the default procedure?” Arbitration International (The Journal of the LCIA), Vol. 26, No.1, 2010
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