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, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, and also a member of the Sponsor Due Diligence Standards Initiative Group of Law Firms drafting the guidelines for the industry on the Regulatory Regime for Sponsors.

Peter is also a member of the 30% Club Hong Kong which was launched in March 2013 and works to bring more women onto Hong Kong corporate boards by raising awareness among chairmen and business leaders of the benefits of gender diversity and supporting initiatives to build the pipeline of women in executive and non-executive roles. The 30% Club was founded in the UK in 2010 and one of our retired senior partners in London was one of the founding Chairmen.

Peter acts for corporate clients, private equity houses and investment banks in relation to mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), equity capital markets and structured finance as well as advising a range of clients on general corporate matters (including joint ventures) and on a range of commercial arrangements.

Peter is listed as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 for Corporate (including M&A) in Hong Kong. He is also listed as an expert in the 2018 edition of International Who’s Who Legal 2019: Mergers and Acquisitions, Hong Kong and the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal Capital Markets: Structured Finance in Hong Kong. 

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