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Peter Smith

Peter Smith


Personal Profile

Peter is an Associate in the Competition Group in the Innovation Department.

Peter has extensive experience of high-value commercial disputes and particular experience in competition litigation. He trained and qualified at a leading city law firm and worked on a broad range of commercial disputes before specialising in competition matters. Peter has worked on both the claimant and defendant side in high-profile competition claims before the High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal. Peter is also experienced in litigation funding and insurance.  

Key Experience

  • Acting for multiple merchant claimants on interchange fee claims against Visa and Mastercard before the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
  • Acting in defence of a major European manufacturer in several follow-on damages claims before the High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal. 
  • Acting for the successful claimants in a major fraud trial before the High Court.
  • Acting for the successful co-respondents in a challenge to a company voluntary arrangement of a major retailer tried before the High Court.

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Humphries Kerstetter LLP
Associate, Travers Smith LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Travers Smith LLP
BPP London, Legal Practice Course
University of Cambridge, Law BA (Hons)

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