Peter Yeldham


Sydney, Australia

Peter is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution group in the Sydney office of King & Wood Mallesons, with expertise in insurance advice and disputes, commercial real estate disputes, and general commercial litigation.

In his insurance practice, Peter provides policy response advice and claims support (including litigation, if required) in relation to a range of insurance claims (including claims made under Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers, Statutory Liability, W&I, cyber, Contract Works insurance, and Industrial Special Risks policies). The bulk of Peter's experience has been in the professional indemnity space, often advising other professional services firms.

Peter is regularly called upon by the banking and finance, mergers & acquisitions and real estate practice groups to provide bespoke advice and views on policy wording, potential claims coverage, or insurance obligations in large contracts.

Peter has experience in commercial real estate disputes, including helping landlords navigate COVID-related relief granted to tenants.

Peter is one of the Solicitors Assisting the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

Peter is highly regarded as an expert in complex insurance litigation, but he is also experienced in general commercial litigation and dispute resolution having acted for a number of clients in the private equity, banking, real estate, and resources sectors.

Praised by his clients for his disciplined approach to meeting their commercial objectives and delivering value, Peter is noted as having exceptional project management skills, providing "succinct" advice and making complex issues simple to understand.

Peter is the founder and co-editor of KWM's annual insurance publication (the Insurance Pocketbook) and is a new contributor to Insurance Law Bulletin (LexisNexis). 

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