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In addition, he advises on corporate governance matters and has led internal investigations. Although he has worked in a number of industry sectors, much of Peter's work has been focused on transactions in the mobile telecommunications, oil and gas and mining sectors.
Peter practiced in New York from 1987 to 1991, in London from 1991 until 2010, and in New York from 2010 until April 2013. He now resides in Lugano, Switzerland, and divides his time between Orrick's offices in New York, Milan and London.
During the period between 2005 and 2010, Peter co-led the Orrick team representing Telenor ASA and its affiliates in four arbitration proceedings in New York and Geneva, two of which resulted in final awards, and numerous litigation proceedings in the Southern District of New York, Russia and Ukraine, including the proceedings to enforce an arbitration award that led to the decision by the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Telenor Mobile v. Storm LLC et al., 584 F. 3d 396 (2d Cir. 2009). The American Lawyer noted that "[t]he interplay between courts, tribunals, and -- potentially -- treaty panels is showcased in the contest for Russian mobile phone operator VimpelCom between Alfa and Norway's Telenor ASA." Those arbitrations were recognized as among the top 10 arbitrations in The American Lawyer Arbitration Scorecard for 2007. The Economist described the dispute as "one of Russia's longest-running and most bitter boardroom battles."
Peter's notable engagements include advising the following: