Peter is Head of our Aviation Practice in APAC. He is recognised as a leading individual specialising in aviation law across multiple jurisdictions. Peter is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Peter has 27 years’ experience working for the aviation industry, including working for a Hong Kong airline in the early 1990s and working for legal practices in Singapore and Hong Kong over the last 22 years.
He handles a broad range of matters including regulatory, commercial, employment, insolvency and enforcement matters, contingency planning, emergency response, health and safety prosecutions, multi-jurisdictional catastrophe and attritional claims (passenger, cargo, aircraft damage etc) handling.
Peter qualified in England and Wales in 1996 and Hong Kong in 2003.
"Peter Coles is singled out for his focus on the aviation industry. He has extensive experience when it comes to aviation-related insurance claims, and has worked on mandates across the Asia-Pacific region."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
Peter Coles attracts praise from clients for the "excellent advice" he offers in relation to aviation-related insurance claims. His counsel is sought by major international insurers and companies within the aviation sector to act on high-value cross-border claims across the Asia-Pacific region.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
Peter is described as “a bright and well-known aviation lawyer”, highly sought after by clients for his strong expertise on regulatory and liability matters.
Whos’ Who Legal: Aviation 2018
Insurance & Reinsurance
Trade & Commodities
Insolvency & Reorganisation
Regulatory & Investigations