Peter Pereira is an associate in the IP team in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis. He has a broad practice across all aspects of IP litigation but has particular experience in patent litigation at both trial and appellate level. He strives to provide strategic and commercially driven advice to his clients, who are often the most sophisticated and innovative firms in their fields.

Peter’s patent litigation experience covers a broad range of technical fields including life sciences, mining and software, for both domestic and international clients. These cases have been conducted at all levels of the judiciary, predominantly in the Federal Court of Australia but also in the High Court of Australia.

In addition, Peter has substantial copyright litigation experience having acted for a large rights holder on multiple occasions in the Copyright Tribunal of Australia with respect to licensing regimes for the simulcasting of music.

Peter has been committed to pro bono legal work since he began practicing. He has assisted dozens of asylum seekers in Australia, advised indigenous Australian organizations and advised people with disabilities across a number of areas of law.

In 2017, Peter was recognized as one of the top 10 intellectual property lawyers under 30 by Lawyers Weekly Australia. In the same year he was part of a team which won the Best Team award at the Online Courts Hackathon in London. Prior to joining Kirkland, Peter was an intellectual property lawyer at the leading Australian firm Gilbert + Tobin.


Thought Leadership


“Copyright and Social Media” (co-author) (2016) 35(2) Communications and Media Law Bulletin 11

“Costs in pro bono litigation” in Legal Tweaks (2014)

Reporter, Australian Law Reports and Australian Corporations and Security Reports (since 2013)

Memberships & Affiliations

Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Australian Association of Constitutional Law

The Law Society of New South Wales (Australia)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014High Court of Australia
  • 2013Supreme Court of New South Wales


  • The Australian National UniversityGraduate Diploma in Legal Practice2012
  • University of New South WalesBachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Laws2011