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Litigation & Regulatory
Peter Shelford is experienced in all aspects of litigation and international arbitration, with particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, having been practising in this area for over 35 years. On the marine side this covers shipping and marine insurance, including cargo claims, salvage and general average, charterparty disputes, multi modal transport, hull and cargo insurance and reinsurance policy advice, off-shore construction, and shipbuilding contractual advice and disputes. On the non-marine insurance side, this covers experience in property (Fire, CAR, IAR) and casualty, including financial lines (E&O, D&O and other liability insurance). As sector head of insurance and reinsurance for DLA Piper in Asia, Peter is responsible for the development of the firm's insurance and reinsurance practice and is now widely recognized as one of the leading lawyers in SE Asia within these areas. Since moving to Bangkok from Singapore (where he still practices) in January 2006, Peter has developed a specialised insurance industry in Thailand on all aspects of their business, including corporate, restructuring, regulatory and compliance, employment, licensing, tax and claims. Peter is also a member of the DLA Piper's global steering committee on insurance. Peter has been involved in various other litigation matters, including banking, personal injury, shareholder disputes and defamation. He has substantial experience of English, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thai arbitration procedures and is particularly experienced with LMAA arbitrations.
Law Society of England & Wales; Maritime Law Association, Singapore; Panel member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; Regional panel member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Panel member of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration; British Chamber of Commerce, Thailand; International Chamber of Commerce.
Southampton University; Guildford College of Law.
Within: Dispute resolution
The ‘excellent’ team at DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited provides ‘a seamless service’. Notable work included acting for a global panel of reinsurers regarding claims arising out of the explosion at Bangkok’s Erawan shrine in 2015, a matter led by country managing partner Peter Shelford and Suraphon Rittipongchusit. Chatchai Inthasuwan heads up the litigation and regulatory practice.
DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited’s clients include United Thai Shipping Corporation, UK P&I Club and The Shipowners P&I Club. Peter Shelford is the practice head.
Thailand: Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: international arbitration
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Peter Shelford - DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited
Within: Dispute resolution: international arbitration