Peter is a partner in Clyde & Co’s Middle East Financial Services Group with a specific focus on Insurance, Islamic insurance (takaful) and Islamic Finance.
An English qualified lawyer, Peter has over 20 years experience in insurance and reinsurance working for insurers, brokers and third party administrators in the Lloyd’s, London and international company market.
Peter is a specialist in Islamic Insurance (Takaful) and routinely advises Takaful operators on the establishment and day-to-day regulation of their operations, compliance (including Shari’a compliance) and product development. He has extensive experience in the development of new insurance and reinsurance products, including Shari’a compliant products. He has advised many insurers in relation to their operations across the GCC and has particular expertise in relation to the insurance laws of the UAE (including the Dubai International Financial Centre) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Peter has also advised on a range of Islamic finance transactions and structures, including Ijara, Wakala, Mudaraba, Murabaha, Tawarruq and Sukuk.
Prior to joining Clyde & Co, Peter worked for DLA Piper in Dubai and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he was responsible for the establishment of DLA Piper’s affiliation office. Prior to moving to the Middle East in summer 2007, Peter worked with Reynolds Porter Chamberlain and Clifford Chance in London. He was seconded to Markel International Insurance Company in London between January 2005 and June 2006.
Peter regularly speaks at Insurance and Takaful events as well as providing in-house seminars to the firm's insurance clients. He has had numerous articles published in the UK national press and insurance sector publications.