Peter Hood advises clients on a wide range of international disputes. Focusing on international criminal law, business and human rights and international arbitration in the natural resources and infrastructure sectors, he has acted for clients in LCIA, ICC and ad hoc arbitrations. Recently, he has worked with clients in the oil and gas sector to obtain successful outcomes in disputes with joint venture partners, operators and state-owned companies.
He has recent experience of advising in relation to a criminal investigation into alleged complicity in violations of international humanitarian law by an African state. Peter also works with companies in the technology, media and energy sectors and has a particular interest in disputes in Africa.
After leaving Oxford University with a first class degree in history, Peter spent two years teaching in an inner London school as a participant on the TeachFirst programme before moving to Zambia to set up the country office for an international NGO. He went on to complete his legal training at Northumbria Law School and BPP and joined Hogan Lovells in 2012.
He continues to take an active interest in international development and social enterprise as a lawyer, spending six months on secondment in the legal team of Save the Children UK where he advised their international programmes and media teams on a range of commercial and regulatory issues. Now, Peter's pro bono work is focused on human rights. He has advised clients on applications to the European Court of Human Rights and the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations. He has also advocated for clients at social security appeals tribunals.
Areas of Focus
Advising a Russian investment company in relation to an LCIA arbitration about a US$500m real estate development in Russia.
Advising a multinational energy company in relation to a criminal investigation into alleged complicity in violations of international humanitarian law.
Acting for a UK technology company in ICC proceedings in relation to a dispute under a share purchase agreement.