Peter Hood

Peter Hood


Email peter.hood@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Peter Hood advises clients on a wide range of international disputes and issues under public and private international law.

One of the founding members of Hogan Lovells' International Business and Human Rights Group, Peter has advised clients on a wide range of related issues. He is currently working on a prosecution for alleged corporate complicity in gross human rights violations. He has advised on conflict of laws and jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases and recently, advised a major telecommunications company on how to address the risk of human rights abuses in its international operations. Peter has also successfully represented clients from the telecommunications, shipping, extractive and tech sectors in international arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, LMAA and UNCITRAL rules.

After leaving Oxford University with a first class degree, Peter spent 2 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 before joining Hogan Lovells in 2012 and was later awarded the Brigid Cotter Prize and a Master of Laws in Public International Law with distinction from London University. Peter regularly gives training to lawyers, students and businesses on business and human rights issues, has published widely on the subject and plays a leading role in the firm's Rule of Law 2030 initiative to collaborate with clients on projects to strengthen the role of law.

He continues to take an active interest in international development and social enterprise, spending 6 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, taught law and acted as a professional mentor to law students in the Ugandan prison system.

Education and admissions


LLM Public International Law (cum laude), University of London, 2018

M.A., Oxford University, 2014

BPP University College, 2014

L.P.C., BPP University College, (Commendation), 2012

GDL, Northumbria University, Newcastle, (Commendation), 2009

B.A., Oxford University, (First Class), 2008


British Institute of Comparative and International Law

Bar admissions and qualifications

England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising a multinational energy company in relation to a criminal investigation into alleged complicity in violations of international humanitarian law.

Acting for an international oil company in an ad hoc arbitration in relation to a dispute with a joint venture partner in relation to an oilfield in the South China Sea.

Acting for a UK technology company in ICC proceedings in relation to a dispute under a share purchase agreement.

Advising a Russian investment company in relation to an LCIA arbitration about a US$500m real estate development in Russia.

Advising a multinational company on the jurisdiction of the English courts to hear claims against it arising out of a terrorist attack committed overseas.

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