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Peter Pereira

Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
EC3A 8AF London
United Kingdom
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Automation & Robotics, Biotechnology, Computer & Software, Electronics, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining, Mobile Communication, Optics, Pharmaceuticals, Physics

About Peter Pereira

Peter Pereira is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation team in Kirkland’s London office. He has a broad practice across all aspects of IP litigation but has particular expertise in patent litigation at both trial and appellate level.

Peter’s litigation experience covers a broad range of technical fields including engineering, telecommunications and life sciences. He has significant experience acting as coordinating counsel for multijurisdictional matters, assisting clients to develop and implement their patent litigation strategies.

The 2022 edition of the The Legal 500 UK describes Peter as having “expertise in SEP and FRAND litigation for international telecoms and technology clients”. Peter has “high expertise, excellent work commitment, dedication to case, [and is] prepared to consider novel approaches to achieve practical goals”.

In 2019–2020, Peter was seconded to GSK’s Consumer Healthcare business, where his work included supporting GSK’s £10 billion joint venture with Pfizer on their respective consumer health businesses, negotiating licenses and handling all litigious trade mark matters.

In 2012–2013, Peter spent 18 months as a judicial clerk to a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.


  • MIP Rising Star, 2021
  • Joint winner, AIPPI UK study prize, 2020
  • Finalist, 30 under 30 award for intellectual property by Lawyers Weekly Australia, 2017
  • Best Team, Online Courts Hackathon London, 2017


  • “Copyright and Social Media” (co-author) (2016) 35(2), Communications and Media Law Bulletin 11
  • “Costs in pro bono litigation” (2014), Legal Tweaks
  • Editor (since 2019) and Reporter (since 2013): Australian Corporations and Security Reports
  • Presenter: “Copyright in 2019” (January 2020), LexisNexis Webinar Series, London
  • Speaker: “Evidence Gathering Options Across the EU” (April 2019), EPLaw Congress, Brussels

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