King & Spalding hires arbitration specialist

Peter Chow

King & Spalding has added international arbitration specialist Peter Chow as a partner in its Singapore office.

Chow was earlier with Squire Patton Boggs, leading the firm’s Asia-Pacific international dispute resolution practice.

Chow focuses on complex arbitrations across the region, with a focus on disputes arising out of large energy and construction projects.

“My specialist practice complements King & Spalding’s stellar international arbitration and energy practices in Asia,” said Chow. “They share with me a real focus on large, complex energy and construction disputes, and I’m really looking forward to bringing my practice to their platform.”

Chow also focuses on Chinese commercial disputes. He sits on the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and the ICC (Hong Kong) arbitrator nomination committee, and also serves as chair of the energy and resources committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

“Peter has an impressive record of handling sophisticated disputes across the Asia-Pacific region, with standout experience in top-level China-related arbitration,” said Edward Kehoe, co-head of King & Spalding’s International Arbitration practice. “As Chinese companies become more active internationally in areas such as energy and construction, cross-border disputes are increasing. In Peter, we have a seasoned arbitration counsel who is based in the region and speaks Mandarin.”

King & Spalding’s trial and global disputes practice has also hired Peter Brabant as a Singapore-based counsel. Brabant is an international arbitration and investigations lawyer who has advised on matters relating to corruption, fraud, internal controls, tax and cybersecurity, with an emphasis on the energy and resources, construction, and banking and finance sectors across Asia. He most recently worked as a corporate counsel at Chevron, where he was on secondment from Jones Day.