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Slaughter and May

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Areas of expertise:
Infrastructure and Energy
Global Investigations
Competition Litigation


Peter is a partner in the Disputes and Investigations Group and has a broad-ranging international commercial arbitration and litigation practice.

Peter is a significant and leading member of our Arbitration Group, with particular expertise in complex, high value energy sector disputes, conducting arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA and SIAC rules.

Peter has a wide experience of handling complex and substantial litigation which often spans multiple jurisdictions, with his practice encompassing commercial, class action / group, competition and banking litigation.

Peter has also been involved in advising corporate and banking clients in relation significant investigations / regulatory matters.


Joined Slaughter and May in 2011. Partner since 2021.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

The practitioners at Slaughter and May are well positioned to advise on the interplay between civil and criminal fraud, and often work closely with the firm’s global investigations group. Clients including global corporates, financial institutions and governments are selecting the team for fraud-related matters. Jonathan Cotton has expertise in extractive frauds, accounting frauds, misrepresentations and information theft, while Peter Wickham has a ‘can-do attitude‘. Richard Swallow leads the practice.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Slaughter and May‘s ‘absolutely stellar practice‘ acts in major disputes for clients from the energy, infrastructure, healthcare and pharmaceuticals sectors (among others). The international arbitration group is co-led by James Stacey, who is well known for challenging commercial disputes, and ‘visionary arbitration partnerDamian Taylor. The team additionally fields energy disputes specialist Efstathios Michael and Jonathan Clark, who acts under the rules of major arbitral institutions. Peter Wickham and Megan Sandler were elevated to the partnership in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Next Generation Partners)

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Slaughter and May‘s banking litigation team offers ‘strength in depth at all levels’. The overall disputes and investigations group is led by Richard Swallow, while key figures in litigation include Ewan Brown, who has experience advising in relation to corporate crime, competition claims and tax appeals, and Camilla Sanger, whose practice covers commercial, banking and competition litigation. Both are described by one client as ‘perfect performers as partners’. ‘Hugely experienced‘ Deborah Finkler, and Jonathan Clark, who specialises in defending against allegations of deliberate wrongdoing, are also key part of the banking litigation team, which works across the financial services sector for high profile clients including JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse. The practice has been in growth mode,  with Gayathri Kamalanathan joining as a partner in April 2021 from Danske Bank in Copenhagen, where she was head of group litigation and enforcement.   Peter Wickham  was made up to partner the same year.