Peter accepts appointments as arbitrator, mediator and facilitator in respect of commercial disputes, in particular those relating to international trade and transport. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Peter is a Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration and an Aspiring Full Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA).
He has acted as an arbitrator in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including those conducted under the auspices of Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the ICC, the LMAA and the Singapore International Arbitration Commission (SIAC).
He is an arbitration panel member of arbitration institutions in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and United Kingdom. Peter, having been admitted as a lawyer in Australia and in England and Wales, has practised as a dispute resolution lawyer for over 35 years.
Bachelor of Arts, University of New England
Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney
Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
England and Wales
1978 – 1980 Lawyer, Richards Butler, London
1981 – 1983 Lawyer, Ebsworth & Ebsworth, Sydney
1983 – 1996 Partner, Ebsworth & Ebsworth, Sydney
1997 – 1998 Consultant, Jackson McDonald, Perth
1999 – 2009 Partner, Blake Dawson, Sydney
2009 to date Independent arbitrator and mediator
2016 to date Member, ArbDB Chambers, London and Singapore
2018 to date Aspiring Full Member, LMAA
2018 to date Australian Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
• Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Director and Fellow
• Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission
• Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow
• Chinese Maritime Arbitration Commission
• Hong Kong International Arbitration Commission
• ICC International Court of Arbitration, Australian Member
• London Court of International Arbitration
• London Maritime Arbitrators Association, Aspiring Full Member
• Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
• Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Peter practised internationally for over 40 years as a dispute resolution lawyer, in particular in relation to trade and transport disputes, providing his advice and representation in court, arbitration and mediation proceedings.
He has provided for over 10 years his ADR services globally relating to cross-border commercial disputes and has acted as an arbitrator in ad hoc and administered arbitrations, including those conducted under the auspices of ACICA, HKIAC, ICC, LMAA, SCMA and SIAC, and pursuant to UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Peter is an arbitration panel member of arbitral institutions in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and United Kingdom. He also acts as a mediator.
He is a Tutor in international commercial arbitration on the Approved Faculty List of the
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has taught international commercial arbitration and
maritime law at universities in Australia and France.