Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan

Cape Town, South Africa
T: +27 21 480 7900
  • Overview
  • Experience


Peter Whelan is a partner in our Cape Town office Dispute Resolution Department.

He specialises in commercial litigation focusing on insolvency related matters, workouts and corporate restructuring. He advises financial institutions and also represents insolvency practitioners and creditors in cross-border insolvency matters involving diverse jurisdictions.

He also practices in the field of sports law.

He has served as a director and chairman of Lex Mundi, is a member of several committees, institutions and public bodies, holds a number of directorships and is legal adviser to various charitable foundations and trusts.

He has BA and LLB degrees from the University of Cape Town.

Specialist Services


  • Recognised by Best Lawyers 2017 for Insolvency and Reorganization law as well as Litigation.
  • Finance Monthly Global Awards 2016 Sector Winner Litigation South Africa.
  • Ranked by Best Lawyers’ 2015 Cape Town Litigation “Lawyer of the Year, as well as a “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in South Africa.
  • His expertise has been recognised by Who’s Who (Sports Law; Commercial Litigation) and he was the Corporate Livewire South African insolvency lawyer of the year in 2014.