David Peter is a Partner in Jerald Gomez & Associates. He commenced practice in 1995, after graduating from the University of Leicester, England and then clearing his Certificate in Legal Practice in 1994 at a single sitting.
David initially joined this firm as a legal assistant in 1996. Back then he handled civil litigation and criminal litigation briefs. It was during this time he also pursued and obtained a postgraduate qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.
In 2000, David joined the Legal Department of Landmarks Berhad, a public listed company which had interests at that time in properties, hotels and medical services. He served as their legal advisor. His scope of work saw him actively involved in the group’s financial, treasury and operational issues. In his time there, he participated in numerous corporate exercises, including two large bond issues by the Landmarks Group. His skills in corporate and conveyancing work were sharpened during his tenure there.
David used this opportunity to also obtain a postgraduate qualification in Accounting and Finance awarded by ACCA in the UK. He was ranked as one of the top students in Malaysia, and was also placed on Worldwide Rankings for that academic year.
David then became a partner in Jerald Gomez & Associates in 2004. He now heads our Banking and Conveyancing departments, and is also active in our litigation practice areas. He is particularly fluent in employment law and in civil litigation areas such as shareholder disputes, commercial related litigation, contractual, tortious and fiduciary related suits. David has conducted seminars and presented talks to many corporate clients including Affin Bank and Federal Express. He has also spoken at in-house seminars for Agilent Technologies, TEC, Sony, I Perintis and at the National Real Estate Conventions.
David was selected as the Malaysian representative for the 2003 ASEAN–level IATSS Forum held in Suzuka, Japan. He currently serves on the Trade in Legal Services Committee (formerly known as GATS) of the Malaysian Bar Council, and assists in the Professional Standards and Development Committee Courses organized by the Bar Council for young lawyers. He actively serves on the Kuala Lumpur Bar Legal Aid Scheme as a volunteer lawyer representing those individuals who cannot afford to pay for legal representation.
David also serves on the Board of Calvary Church, Kuala Lumpur. His sense of service to community is, in no small measure, fired by the exemplary precedent set by his father, Peter Raiappan, who is a well-known exponent for social change intended to benefit society at large.
David is currently pursuing his Masters in Law at the University of London, England.