LAWFUEL – Holman Fenwick & Willan is pleased to announce that Peter Smith and Antoine West have joined the firm as Partners within the Commercial Group, based in the London Office whilst Peter Leslie joins the Shipping Group in Melbourne.
Peter Smith, a specialist in construction and engineering, joins the firm from Manches. His practice mainly focuses upon dispute resolution in major national and international cases covering the water, power, oil and gas, transport, commercial property and specialist engineering sectors. In recent years, he has however undertaken an increasing amount of transactional work in both the PFI/PPP and commercial development spheres.
Antoine West, formerly at Charles Russell, specialises in international arbitration, particularly within the insurance, oil and gas and construction and engineering industries. He handles investment treaty claims. He also undertakes insurance coverage advice for policyholders. Antoine is a Chartered Arbitrator, FCIArb, Solicitor Advocate and CEDR Accredited Mediator and has the CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration.
Peter Leslie, joins the firm from Middletons in Melbourne. He specialises in seafarers’ personal injury claims, dust disease litigation and public liability litigation. His appointment complements the core practice areas of the Melbourne office and will enable the firm to provide a full service to clients operating vessels in Australian waters as well as enhancing the firm’s insurance capacity in Australia and elsewhere in our network.