Commercial dispute expert Natasha Peter has joined Cornerstone Barristers as a new tenant from June 2021 with a view to expanding her English practice in renewables and energy work.
Peter, qualified in both English and French law, will be based primarily in Paris and continue her role as counsel at leading French Law Firm Gide Loyrette Nouel, while concentrating on English law commercial and environmental disputes at Cornerstone.
Called to the Bar in 2001, she has a broad practice spanning complex commercial disputes in the energy, renewables, natural resources, construction, infrastructure and transport sectors. She has extensive experience of international and domestic arbitration.
Peter is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, regularly publishing articles and speaking at seminars as well as lecturing for several French universities on topics relating to international arbitration, commercial/contract law and alternative dispute resolution.
Cornerstone's joint heads of chambers Philip Coppel QC and Tom Cosgrove QC said: “Her impressive reputation and rich practice experience further strengthen Chambers’ expertise. Natasha’s specialism in commercial disputes and international arbitration, allied to environmental law, are a strategic fit for Chambers and our portfolio of clients. Natasha’s arrival at Cornerstone Barristers is the latest addition in an impressive 12-month growth of Chambers."
Natasha Peter said: “Cornerstone Barristers, with its outstanding reputation in the environment and energy sectors, is a natural place for me to grow my practice in London given the significant amount of renewables and other energy work I have been doing.”