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 disputes, ranging across several industry sectors, including finance and banking, oil and gas, electricity, shipping, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.


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

His representative matters include acting for:

  • Philip Morris International Inc. in its challenges to the EU Second Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40/EU) and the proposed introduction in several EU member states of standardised packaging on tobacco products;
  • 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;
  • a Middle Eastern oil and gas company in multibillion-dollar LCIA arbitrations, which raised numerous issues relating to the English law on causation and damages, as well factual issues centering upon the development, production and sale of oil and gas;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 writes and lectures frequently on a range of legal topics. He is also a former tutor in contract law and the history of English law at King’s College, London and Queen Mary, University of London.



  • 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


  • Barrister, England & Wales (2008)

Jonathon J. Egerton-Peters

Counsel, International Litigation and Arbitration; Tax Controversy and Litigation