Jonathon Egerton-Peters is a barrister based in Skadden’s London office. He acts for clients in the resolution of a wide variety of international and domestic disputes, ranging across several industry sectors, including finance and banking, oil and gas, electricity, shipping, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Bio

Mr. Egerton-Peters frequently represents some of the world’s leading corporations, investors, entrepreneurs and sovereign states. His experience extends across complex international arbitrations, investment treaty disputes, tax disputes and controversies, challenges before the European courts, EU state aid investigations, and commercial and public law litigation in the U.S., England and Wales, Ireland, France, the Channel Islands, Cyprus and the Caribbean.

The Legal 500 UK lists Mr. Egerton-Peters as a Next Generation Lawyer for Commercial Litigation and recommends him for his work in international arbitration.

His representative matters include:

  • advising a consortium comprised of Crescent Petroleum, Dana Gas and Pearl Petroleum in an LCIA dispute with the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. Skadden successfully settled the dispute, which was one of the highest-value energy disputes in the Middle East, and has produced three partial awards worth a total of US$2.2 billion in favour of the consortium;
  • acting for Philip Morris International Inc. in its challenges to the EU Second Tobacco Products Directive and the proposed introduction in several EU member states of standardised packaging on tobacco products;
  • assisting with the enforcement of a damages award of US$100 million made in favour of investors Ron Fuchs and Ioannis Kardassopoulos in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Georgia under the Energy Charter Treaty and two bilateral investment treaties;
  • acting for investors seeking the resolution of various disputes arising under the India-Mauritius Bilateral Investment Treaty and before the ICC in Paris;
  • 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. Skadden received a Highly Commended ranking in the Financial Times’ 2014 Innovative Lawyers report for its work on this matter;
  • acting for a Middle Eastern oil and gas company in multibillion-dollar LCIA arbitrations, which raised numerous issues relating to English law on causation and damages, as well as factual issues centering upon the development, production and sale of oil and gas;
  • acting for foreign investors overseeing the enforcement of an ICSID award against a sovereign state’s commercial assets worldwide;
  • acting for a large pharmaceutical company and its affiliates in relation to ad hoc arbitrations, seated in London, concerning coverage disputes under Bermuda Form insurance contracts;
  • acting for several multinational 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;
  • acting for 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 British Virgin Islands, Delaware and Jersey; and
  • acting for 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 assists with numerous pro bono projects each year. He is currently providing ongoing legal assistance to victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terrorist attack.

Mr. Egerton-Peters writes and lectures frequently on a range of legal topics. He also is a former tutor in contract law and the history of English law at King’s College, London and Queen Mary, University of London.

Credentials

Education

  • B.C.L., University of Oxford, 2006
  • Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, 2008
  • L.L.B., King’s College, London, 2004
  • European Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2003

Admissions

  • Barrister, England & Wales (2008)

Jonathon J. Egerton-Peters

Counsel, International Litigation and Arbitration; Tax Controversy and Litigation
jonathon.egerton-peters@skadden.com