Peter Ferrer has built up an impressive and loyal client base over the past 16 years at the Bar. He is an experienced and robust advocate practising in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and international arbitration. He acts for private individuals, corporations and governments in a wide range of commercial matters. Peter has acted as an expert in various jurisdictions including the United States, Singapore and Pakistan. He is known for his approachable manner combined with first class legal skills. He is often instructed as sole counsel against leading counsel. Peter has been recognised as one of the leading juniors in the field of international trade and commodities as a 'standout name' in the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal.
He undertakes all forms of advocacy including drafting and advisory work in the following fields:
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Peter acts on behalf of Owners, Charterers, P&I Clubs, port authorities, shipyards, trading houses, transport companies and numerous shipping firms worldwide. He has considerable experience of disputes arising out of NYPE, SHELLTIME, GENCON, ASBATANKVOY, BPVOY, and Inter Club Agreement. He has particular strength in 'document heavy' technical cases. His recent cases include:
His other experience includes:
He is often instructed in relation to disputes arising out of MoAs and Norwegian Sale Forms. He is currently acting for Venezuelan buyers of a chemical tanker in a dispute with German sellers in arbitration.
He has extensive experience of disputes under letters of credit and commodity disputes including GAFTA and FOSFA. He acted on behalf of the successful Nigeria Buyers against Chinese Sellers in a US$15 million ICC arbitration under the Vienna Convention on International Sale of Goods 1980 (CISG) in connection with the sale of cement. He also acted for the successful party in an Paris ICC arbitration in one of the first ever cases involving an ICC arbitrator emergency powers.
He acted in relation to a futures hedging dispute under ISDA 1992 for Japanese commodity traders. Other cases include:
Peter has acted in several salvage arbitrations including acting for cargo in relation to the MEDEA K. The case concerned an LOF claim in relation to a bulk carrier which developed a list off the coast of West Africa laden with 12,000mt of logs bound for China and was abandoned by her crew.
Peter has traditional Admiralty experience including salvage, collision and limitation actions. He acted for slot charterers in the MSC NAPOLI whose right to limit was upheld in Metvale v Monsanto International SARL  1 Lloyds Rep. 246. He also acted for the successful cargo interests in the sinking of the SUN CROSS (Owners of the cargo lately laden on board the SUN CROSS v Owners and/or demise charterers of the RICKMERS GENOA  EWHC 1949)
Peter acted for the defendants in relation to a fatal accident claim on a fishing vessel involving issues of health and safety at work (Welburn v (1) Evert M Ltd, (2) Rocdan Ltd  EWHC 2034 (Steel J).
Peter's experience in relation to disputes arising out of the offshore industry includes:
Peter also acts on behalf of underwriters, surveyors and shipyards. He recently acted for a Spanish shipyard in a substantial arbitration claim. Peter also acted for the Claimants on a €11 million super yacht dispute (reported at Riva Bella SA v Tamsen Yachts Ltd  EWHC 1434 Eder J). He is currently acting on behalf of Venezulan buyers under a MOA in relation to disputes arising from the sale of a chemical tanker.
Peter acted on behalf of the successful party in The Midnight Hunter, a multimillion dollar claim concerning the refurbishment of an offshore supply vessel (Torch Offshore v Cable Shipping Ltd  2 Lloyds Rep. 446 .
Peter undertakes a wide range of commercial work including civil fraud, international sale of goods, asset finance litigation and professional negligence actions. He regularly advises on matters involving conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues. His recent experience includes:
Peter has broad commercial experience acting on behalf of and against banks and financial institutions. His experience includes disputes under documentary credits and guarantees, banking operations and investment advice. His cases include
The majority of Peter's work is of an international nature. He has extensive experience in arbitration under a variety of rules including ICC, LCIA, IBA and LMAA. The subject matter of the arbitrations include international trade, the off shore industry, oil and gas disputes and joint ventures.
Peter has broad insurance and reinsurance experience in marine and non-marine insurance acting on behalf of assureds, underwriters and brokers. His experience includes:
Peter acts on behalf of airlines, airports, manufacturers and insurers.
He has particular aviation experience in relation to manufacturer liability claims includes acting on behalf of Honeywell in relation to the litigation arising out of the nose landing gear collapse in Manchester and recently acting on behalf of the Nimrod Review appointed by the Secretary of State for Defence at the inquest into the deaths of the 14 personnel on Nimrod XV230.
He has been instructed on numerous Convention claims including Cannon v MyTravel. He acted for the successful appellant tour operator in Grahame v JMC Holidays Ltd  C.L.Y.2324 (case concerning the Package Travel Regulations 1992).
Peter is very familiar with CAA, JAR-OPS 1 and EU-OPS regulations having been instructed on behalf of the AOC holders in a High Court action in relation to an AOC 'piggy-back' dispute between operators and owners of a private fleet of jets (settled before trial).