Peter Gilham



Prior to joining Tanner De Witt’s Dispute Resolution practice in April 2021, Peter worked at a number of leading international law firms in Hong Kong specialising in large scale international construction disputes and advising clients in relation to regulatory enforcement proceedings in the construction sector. Pete has also appeared in criminal proceedings including in the magistrate’s court and acted in defence of criminal prosecutions. He achieved a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Western Australia and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Western Australia before qualifying as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 1996.



  • Advised various clients on disputes and claims related to construction works in Hong Kong, including disputes referred to both arbitration and mediation.
  • Advised clients generally in relation to regulatory enforcement proceedings brought by both the Labour Department and the Environmental Protection Department arising out of various construction projects in Hong Kong including appearances to defend against proceedings and/or to mitigate on behalf of clients.
  • Advised a client in relation to claims arising out of the construction of the terminal building of the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok.
  • Acted for a client in arbitration proceedings against the main contractor, involving wide ranging disputes arising out of a large public infrastructure upgrade project in Hong Kong.
  • Acted for a large diaphragm wall sub-contractor against the main contractor in arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong, arising out of the construction of diaphragm walls on a major rail project.
  • Acted for a client in relation to a Coroner’s inquest and enforcement proceedings brought by the Labour Department, arising out of a workplace accident at a welding workshop which resulted in multiple fatalities.
  • Ad hoc advice in relation to matters involving personal injury, employment and general commercial litigation.


    • The Law Society of Hong Kong