Jonathon J. Egerton-Peters
International Arbitration, Litigation and Tax Controversy
Jonathon Egerton-Peters is a barrister and associate based in Skadden’s London office.
Mr. Egerton-Peters has advised and represented clients in a wide variety of international disputes, involving some of the world’s leading corporations and sovereign states. His experience is broad and extends across investment treaty disputes, international arbitrations (including LCIA, ICC, ICSID and ad hoc), commercial litigation in the U.S., England and Wales, the Channel Islands, Cyprus and the Caribbean, together with several tax controversy matters concerning numerous financial institutions.
Representative matters include acting for:
- one of India’s leading real estate developers in a series of interrelated LCIA arbitrations seated in London in respect of disputes under Indian law arising out of a development project in India. For this matter Skadden received a “Highly Commended” ranking in the Financial Times’ “FT Innovative Lawyers 2014” report;
- foreign investors overseeing enforcement of an ICSID award against a sovereign state’s commercial assets worldwide;
- investors seeking the resolution of various disputes arising under the India-Mauritius Bilateral Investment Treaty and before the ICC in Paris;
- a large pharmaceutical company and its affiliates in relation to ad hoc arbitrations, seated in London, concerning coverage disputes under Bermuda Form insurance contracts;
- a variety of parties, including international financial institutions, in contentious tax matters concerning transfer pricing, U.S./U.K. double taxation issues, the FII Group Litigation, the availability of letting and taper relief, capital loss schemes and the ability to recover compound interest on overpaid taxes;
- a leading Russian bank in respect of a default by a Russian high net worth individual under a loan agreement. This representation involved successfully obtaining freezing orders in England and Jersey and taking enforcement action in the BVI, Delaware and Jersey; and
- a U.S. energy company in connection with the global enforcement of numerous arbitration awards made following an ICC arbitration, seated in Paris, in relation to a dispute arising out of a supply contract for equipment for a single-cycle dual-fuel power station in the Middle East.
Mr. Egerton-Peters is a former tutor in contract law and the history of English law at King’s College, London and Queen Mary, University of London.
Mr. Egerton-Peters is a member of the Bar Council and currently sits on the International and Employed Barristers’ Committees.
Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, 2008
B.C.L., University of Oxford, 2006
L.L.B., King’s College, London, 2004
European Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2003