Peters & Peters

Philip Gardner


Philip is listed in the Legal 500 (2020) for Commercial Litigation and works on a range of English High Court litigation and other international disputes. He has particular experience in sovereign disputes, banking litigation and applications pursuant to s.9 Arbitration Act 1996. Philip is a committee member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.

He also has experience in bringing civil fraud claims, seeking interim remedies, resolving partnership disputes and defending contractual debt claims. He has been involved in international asset-tracing in the courts of the British Virgin Islands. Philip is particularly interested in private international law and foreign law issues, having acted in matters involving Russian, Mozambican, Swiss, UAE and Ukrainian law.

Prior to joining Peters & Peters, Philip worked in public affairs for a charity and was involved in lobbying members of parliament and the government on both domestic and foreign policy.

Philip was awarded a First in his BA from King’s College London in History and War Studies, during which he was selected as the King’s Scholar to Georgetown University. He also holds an AM from Harvard University in Middle Eastern Studies. His graduate work focused on religion and politics in the Middle East. He completed the GDL and LPC at BPP University. He was awarded the Bedingfield (Major) Scholarship by Gray’s Inn in 2016.

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 7782
Case examples

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.

Representing the Republic of Mozambique in defending a series of claims arising out of the "Tuna Bonds" scandal including from VTB Capital Plc, BCP S.A.,Beauregarde Holdings LLC and United Bank for Africa Plc.

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.

Young Fraud Lawyers Association – Committee Member
Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) – Member
London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA) – Member
Anglo-Omani Society – Member

Society of English and American Lawyers (SEAL) – Member

Franco-British Lawyers Society – Member