Peter Lu | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Peter Lu

Counsel, Head of EMEA China Desk, London

T +44 20 7532 1905

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Peter Lu is a Counsel in the firm's M&A Corporate Practice based in London and leads firm's China practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Peter is a fluent English and Mandarin speaker.

His practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and corporate governance, advising clients across a wide range of industries, including consumer, energy, infrastructure, transportation and financial institutions. Peter was seconded to British American Tobacco for six months in 2010. He is regularly asked by clients to act for them on their M&A transactions and corporate governance issues. Peter is a postgraduate supervisor at Peking University and teaches M&A courses at Chinese and foreign universities.

Peter joined White & Case in January 2017 from a magic circle law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor of England and Wales


  • LLB, University College London
  • MSc, Project Analysis, Finance and Investment, York University
  • BSc, International Economics, Nottingham University


  • English
  • Mandarin


Danone in its acquisition of Halayeb Company, a leading dairy and juice company in Egypt*

Japan UCC in its acquisition of United Coffee from Capvest for €500 million*

Solvay in its disposal of certain assets in the UK*

Stemcor in its US$2.24 billion restructuring and debt for equity swap with the banks*

Monarch Airlines in its restructuring and sale to Greybull Capital and securing £175 million capital commitment from Greybull Capital*

Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (USS) in its £140m acquisition of a 49.9% stake in The Airline Group Limited, which is a 41.9% shareholder in NATS Holdings Limited*

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company in its sale of 35 per cent. of TIL to GIP for US$1.929 billion*

China Dalian Wanda in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of central London development site One Nine Elms*

Arriva in Deutsche Bahn's recommended £1.6 billion public takeover offer*

Blackstone in its acquisition of portfolios of industrial warehouses in the UK for £600 million*

A leading energy company in its proposed sale of a minority stake to a Chinese investor*

A leading European transportation company in its proposed sale to a Chinese company*

A UK listed company in its proposed acquisition of a Spanish chemical company*

China Development Bank, in its capacity as a major shareholder of Barclays plc, regarding Barclay's £5.95 billion rights issue*

Zoopla plc in its UK Takeover Code Rule 9 Whitewash*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case.

Speaking Engagements

"FIG M&A for Chinese Investors", May 2017: China Banking Regulatory Commission,
Beijing, China

"M&A transaction in the UK", January 2017: China Banking Regulatory Commission,
Beijing, China

Interview: "On Brexit", 27 August 2016: China Central Television (CCTV)


  • Key issues in relation to Brexit, China Finance, November 2016