IPBA 2021

Peter Harris

Counsel, International Arbitration Group

Clifford Chance


Peter Harris is Counsel in the International Arbitration Group at Clifford Chance (Tokyo).

Peter acts for clients in relation to international commercial disputes with a particular focus on disputes arising out of major energy, resources and infrastructure projects.

In addition to working on complex commercial arbitrations Peter also has experience of investor-State disputes and advising clients on investment treaty structuring. Most recently, Peter was part of the lead counsel team representing Kingsgate in a treaty arbitration against the Kingdom of Thailand concerning the shut down of the Chatree gold and silver mine. Peter is also acting as a lead counsel and advocate in relation to major construction joint venture arbitration (ICC Rules) concerning the design and construction of an LNG plant in Australia.

Peter has published papers on matters relevant to his practice including papers on Japan’s investment treaty programme, evidentiary issues in international arbitration and work with expert witnesses.

Peter holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the School of Oriental & African Studies in London. He is qualified in the laws of England and Wales and has worked in the UK, Singapore, Australia and Japan. He speaks English, French and Japanese. Peter is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and recognized as a Future Leader in Who’s Who Legal.