David Peter graduated from the University of Leicester,England in 1993. He completed the Certificate in Legal Practice (1994), and was called to the Malaysian bar in 1995. He practiced law for the next 5 years.
In 2000, David joined the Legal Department of Landmarks Berhad, a public listed company with stakes in property development, hotel management and medical services. He immersed himself in the group’s corporate finance activities and in the legal aspects of their operations. He was a team player in several major corporate exercises, including 2 significant bond issuances by the Landmarks Group. Cutting his teeth in every area of the group’s footprint, his commercial and conveyancing edge was sharpened during his tenure here.
His return to legal practice was marked by taking up partnership at Jerald Gomez & Associates in 2004. David now heads our Banking and Conveyancing practice areas, while staying active in several litigation practice areas. His active practice areas are employment law, contentious civil and commercial matters such as shareholder disputes, commercial related litigation, contractual, tortious and fiduciary related suits.
David leads seminars and in-house training sessions for corporate clients, some of which include Affin Bank, Agilent Technologies, TEC, Sony, Iperintis, Federal Express Sdn Bhd, National Real Estate Conventions, Sunway Medical Centre and educational institutions in Indonesia.
David was selected as the Malaysian representative for the 2003 ASEAN–level IATSS Forum held in Suzuka, Japan which pooled together potential leaders from ASEAN countries for a 2-month intensive study visit of Japan.
David is a certified Adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre, adjudicating disputes under Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012.
David’s postgraduate studies have led him to secure the Certified Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK (1998), the ACCA Diploma in Financial Management (2002) where he was ranked as one of the top students in Malaysia, and worldwide for that academic year. He has also secured an LLM from University of London (2020).
He currently serves on the Malaysian Bar’s Finance Committee and the International Practise & Services Committee.