Peter Lu

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Peter Lu is a partner in the Firm's M&A Corporate Practice based in London and leads the China Group in London. He is a specialist in cross-border M&A and joint ventures, as well as general corporate law matters.

Practice Focus

Peter has focused his practice on representing public and private companies in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, corporate governance, directors' duties, disputes in board and governance matters. He advises clients across a wide range of industries, including consumer, energy, infrastructure, transportation, financial institutions and professional services.

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

Representative Legal Matters

  • This 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
  • Hisense in various matter in Africa and Europe
  • 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 EUR 500 million
  • Solvay in its disposal of certain assets in the UK
  • Stemcor in its USD 2.24 billion restructuring and debt for equity swap with the banks
  • Monarch Airlines in its restructuring and sale to Greybull Capital
  • Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (USS) in its GBP 140 million 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% of TIL to GIP for USD 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 GBP 1.6 billion public takeover offer
  • Blackstone in its acquisition of portfolios of industrial warehouses in the UK for GBP 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 GBP 5.95 billion rights issue
  • Zoopla plc in its UK Takeover Code Rule 9 Whitewash
  • Tencent, a Chinese technology conglomerate, on its Series A investment into SenSat Ltd, a UK artificial intelligence company
  • A Chinese investor, in its proposed acquisition of British Steel

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2011)


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


  • English
  • Mandarin

Recent Speaking Engagements


  • Interview, "On Brexit", China Central Television (CCTV), October 2018
  • 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