Peter Brien

Joined firm 1988. Partner since 1995.

Peter is the senior partner in our Hong Kong office. He is the Chairman of the Listing Committee of the Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

Peter acts for corporate clients, private equity houses and investment banks in relation to domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), joint ventures, large commercial contracts, equity and debt capital markets and direct investments, as well as advising a wide range of clients on corporate governance matters, disputes and regulatory investigations. Over the years, Peter has also advised companies, boards of directors and financial institutions on corporate rescues and restructurings.

Peter is listed as a Highly Regarded Lawyer in the IFLR1000 Asia Pacific 2022 for M&A, Capital Markets: Equity and Capital Markets: Debt in Hong Kong. He is recognised as leading lawyer in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 for Corporate (including M&A) in Hong Kong. He is also listed as an expert in the International Who’s Who Legal 2020 for Capital Markets: Structured Finance in Hong Kong.

Peter is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and Hong Kong.