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Biography

Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer Harneys front portrait image

Peter has been ranked for his BVI Dispute Resolution expertise. Commentators describe him as "capable and commercially minded".

Chambers and Partners, 2021

Peter Ferrer

Partner | British Virgin Islands
+1 284 852 4378 peter.ferrer@harneys.com
Biography

Peter Ferrer is a partner in the Litigation & Insolvency and Restructuring team based in our British Virgin Islands office. Peter acts on behalf of institutions, companies, corporate entities and high net worth individuals. His experience includes shareholder actions, fraud claims, hedge fund disputes, insolvency and restructuring matters. He has extensive experience in enforcement proceedings including tracing actions in multiple jurisdictions. He is an experienced trial advocate who regularly appears in the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court Division, the ECSC Court of Appeal and in international arbitration. Prior to joining Har ...

Peter Ferrer is a partner in the Litigation & Insolvency and Restructuring team based in our British Virgin Islands office. Peter acts on behalf of institutions, companies, corporate entities and high net worth individuals. His experience includes shareholder actions, fraud claims, hedge fund disputes, insolvency and restructuring matters. He has extensive experience in enforcement proceedings including tracing actions in multiple jurisdictions. He is an experienced trial advocate who regularly appears in the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court Division, the ECSC Court of Appeal and in international arbitration.

Prior to joining Harneys, he practised as a barrister at Quadrant Chambers. At the English bar, he appeared at every court level including Court of Appeal and the United Kingdom Supreme Court.

He is consistently recommended in the Legal Directories. He sits on the BVI Commercial Court Users committee, the BVI Civil Procedure Rules Steering Committee and acts as the CIArb BVI Chapter Vice Chair.

Peter is a regular contributor to the Offshore Litigation Blog and the Take 10 podcast.

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Recommendations

Peter is ranked for his BVI Dispute Resolution expertise. Peter is “very able and has great judgement." (2023 guide) "Peter is very good at client management and very sensitive to the nuances of a matter." (2022 guide)

Peter is ranked for his BVI Dispute Resolution expertise.

  • Peter is “very able and has great judgement." (2023 guide)
  • "Peter is very good at client management and very sensitive to the nuances of a matter." (2022 guide)

Peter is recognised as a leading individual for his British Virgin Islands Dispute Resolution expertise.

Recent testimonials include:

  • Peter “is an elegant and cerebral adviser, with real international arbitration experience.” (2024 guide)
  • Peter "is an elegant, cerebral partner with exceptional management client skills." (2023 guide)

Peter is recommended for his British Virgin Islands expertise in the following categories:

  • Thought Leader – GIR – Asset Recovery (2022)
  • Thought Leader – Litigation (2021)
  • Asset Recovery (2020 – 2023)
  • Commercial Litigation (2019 – 2024)
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J Trust Asia Pte v Mitsui Konoshita & ors – acting for the Claimant in the recovery of a US$200 million fraudulent misrepresentation claim concerning proceedings in BVI, Singapore, Thailand, Luxembourg and Cambodia.

Green Elite ( in liquidation) v Fang Ankong & ors - Acting for KPMG in relation to a liquidators claim against former directors for alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and unlawful means conspiracy.

UVW x XYV – the leading case on Norwich Pharmacal relief

Acting on a US$2.9 billion shareholder dispute concerning the installation and development of mobile telephones and wireless communications servicing of the entire of Iraq, including one of the first under-sea cable lines to link Iraq to the rest of the world.

Advising FTI as liquidator of a number of Pacific Andes entities connected with the high-profile US$1.6 billion insolvency matter involving multiple proceedings in the US, Hong Kong and Cayman. The case is one of the largest ever insolvency matters to be heard by the BVI court.

British Virgin Islands
2016

England and Wales
1998

King's College London (LLM)
2008

City University (Dip Law)
1997

Cardiff University (BA)
1995

Peter has been ranked for his BVI Dispute Resolution expertise. Commentators describe him as "capable and commercially minded".
Chambers and Partners, 2021