Peters & Peters

Keith provides exceptional levels of support, knowledge and awareness

Chambers 2023

Keith Oliver

Head of International

Keith provides exceptional levels of support, knowledge and awareness

Chambers 2023

Keith is Peters & Peters’ Head of International and one of the firm's key partners. He trained at the firm and, following qualification in 1980, was appointed partner in 1983. He has frontline experience at the cutting edge of international fraud litigation, asset recovery and disputes with a focus on achieving the very best result for every client whatever the challenge.

Keith specialises in commercial, regulatory and trust litigation, and for many years was the driving force behind the specialist commercial litigation and civil fraud and asset freezing team at Peters & Peters. He passed the mantle to Jonathan Tickner in 2018 when he became Head of International.

Keith specialises in international disputes and the location, freezing and recovery of misappropriated assets involving emergency relief procedures and the management of legal teams from many jurisdictions. His work often involves multi-jurisdictional actions in the USA, continental Europe and worldwide. He is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading lawyers in civil fraud with a reputation for addressing and resolving the most intractable of disputes and crises faced by individuals and companies.

Chambers 2023 recommends Keith as an 'eminent practitioner' for Civil Fraud, noting that he "is a doyen of civil fraud", he "provides exceptional levels of support, knowledge and awareness" and that he "is a tactical and thorough thinker".

Keith is ranked in Band 2 by Chambers 2023 Litigation Support: Asset Tracing & Recovery, and mentions that he "is very well known for asset recovery law".

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 7722
Case examples

Leading the team acting for the Republic of Mozambique in the US$2 billion “Tuna Bonds” Commercial Court proceedings against Credit Suisse and Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder Privinvest.

Represented the principal shareholders of a major Gulf oil and gas construction company in a negligence claim brought against an international consultancy firm before the Dubai International Financial Centre Court.

Acted for Russian businessman Alexander Tugushev on Commercial Court claims brought against Vitaly Orlov and others relating to one of Russia's largest international fishing businesses.

Recovered the major part of US$242 million stolen from shareholders of a Brazilian Bank in one of the world’s largest so called 419 Nigerian advance fee scams.

Led the team pursuing claims relating to the sale of Formula One to CVC Capital Partners.

Founding member and fellow of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators

International Bar Association

Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats

Commercial Litigators’ Forum

London Solicitors Litigation Association

British Italian Law Association

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Keith was ranked as one of the top ten lawyers in the UK by ‘Super Lawyers’ UK.