Peter Johnston


Peter is a partner in our Dispute Resolution team where he works predominantly in the area of commercial litigation, mediation and related advisory work.

He has a wide range of experience in corporate disputes, in particular advising various parties regarding multi-jurisdictional contractual/tortious disputes in a variety of matters, including advising underwriters, brokers and individuals with regard to assorted indemnity claims.

Peter also has extensive experience of advising clients where issues arise involving financial litigation, which has included acting on behalf of two parties involved in separate Madoff related proceedings with an overall value in excess of USD$3bn.

Peter has recently been involved in Court Schemes for reduction of capital and Court Schemes for transfers of business.


  • Dispute Resolution
  • Property Disputes
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Corporate Disputes
  • Financial Services Disputes
  • Projects and Investigations
  • Governance Issues
  • Landlord and Tenant

Representative Matters

  • Representing Thema Asset Management Limited in the Irish Courts in a €1bn+ dispute with HSBC arising out of the collapse of Bernard Madoff Investment Services.
  • Acting for an accountancy firm in defence of proceedings taken by former client and investor. Value of claim €25m.
  • Acting for Activision Blizzard, Inc. on its $5.9 billion acquisition of King Digital Entertainment plc by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Peter regularly lectures on the topic of litigation in the Law Society of Ireland.


Co-author of the Ireland chapter in the PLC Dispute Resolution Handbook/Arbitration Handbook 2010/2011

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Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution Commercial Disputes Insurance and Risk

Professional Memberships

The Law Society of Ireland


University College Dublin, BBLS (Int)

Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Commercial Litigation

Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Commercial Law