PETER DUNCAN SC

Peter practiced in New Zealand before moving to Hong Kong in 1973 to join the Attorney General’s Chambers as Crown Counsel.  As Crown Counsel he prosecuted at all levels of the courts, assisted the Commission of Inquiry into the Sek Kong Disaster and regularly engaged in appellate work.

Shortly after the inception of the ICAC in 1974, Peter was one of its first “in house” counsel.

In 1983, Peter joined the Hongkong Land Company Limited as Group Legal Manager. In 1990, he was appointed Regional Counsel with Dow Chemical Pacific Limited, managing its contentious business affairs.  

Peter left the business sector to join the Bar in 1998 and was appointed Senior Counsel six years later. He has since developed a substantial practice in criminal law with an emphasis on “white collar” crime – in particular, cases arising from investigations of the ICAC, the Securities and Futures Commission and the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police.  He has also appeared in a number of High Court civil/commercial litigation cases and has also acted as an arbitrator.  Peter has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for many years.

Peter has significant experience in market misconduct and disciplinary/regulatory matters. He has appeared as counsel for the Tribunal in a number of insider dealing inquiries and in the related appeals.

Peter has also sat as a Deputy High Court Judge of the Court of First Instance.