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 Counsel in the firm's M&A Corporate Practice based in London and leads the firm's China practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Peter has focused his practice on representing public and private companies in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, corporate governance, directors' duties, and disputes in board and governance matters. Peter advises clients across a wide range of industries, including consumer, energy, infrastructure, transportation, financial institutions and professional services.

Peter's clients include Royal Charter organisations, multinational companies and funds such as The British Standards Institution, Bank of China, UCF Group, JL Pay, Hisense International, China-Africa Cotton, China Telecom and China-Africa Development Fund.

Clients praise Peter for the time he takes to know his clients, his skillful negotiation, ability to focus on the big picture, business understanding and problem solving skills.

Peter is a postgraduate supervisor at Peking University and teaches M&A courses at a number of universities and at the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC). Peter is a committee member of the Institute of Directors (London City branch), the UK's longest running organisation for professional leaders. Peter is a frequent speaker on corporate, China, China business matters and Brexit. He works and lectures in both English and Chinese.

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


The British Standards Institution in its acquisition of Neville Clarke, a business process improvement company

Qingdao Port International in its proposed investment in Africa

China-Africa Investment Fund in its various investments in Africa

JL Pay in its international expansion

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*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case.

Speaking Engagements

Interview, "On Constitutional Reform", China Central Television (CCTV), March 2018

Chair, the "One Belt One Road" Panel, China-UK Economic and Trade Forum, January 2018

Speaker, the World Cement Summit, London, December 2017

Panelist, "China's Belt & Road: how far along are we?" London International Shipping Week, September 2017

Panelist, China-Britain AI Summit, London, September 2017

Interview, "On the UK general election", China Central Television (CCTV), June 2017

Panelist, "One Belt One Road Sea Route", IoD City of London, June 2017

Speaker, "One Belt One Road", the Oxford Union, June 2017

Speaker, "FIG M&A for Chinese Investors", China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), Beijing, China, May 2017

Speaker, "M&A transaction in the UK", China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), Beijing, China, January 2017

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


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