Peter Colegate is a Partner in the Corporate Group and Global Head of Appleby’s Technology and Innovation Group. His practice is focused on privacy, data protection and strategic corporate-commercial and regulatory work in the technology and innovation sectors.
Peter has a keen interest in emerging technologies and has worked on numerous blockchain based offerings and smart contract projects across multiple jurisdictions. A privacy and data protection specialist, Peter is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and sits on the Cayman Islands Government’s Working Group on Data Protection. Peter has written and spoken extensively about privacy, data protection and new technologies across Asia and the Caribbean region, recognising that regulatory issues are often the threshold question for new business models, products and services. He is a founding member of the Blockchain Association of the Cayman Islands, a member of the Financial Services Legislative Committee Fintech Sub-Committee, the Cayman Finance Fintech Innovation Lab and the Fintech Professionals Association.
In 2021, Chambers and Partners ranked Appleby’s Technology and Innovation Group as Band 1 for Offshore Fintech and in 2020 Peter was recognised as a “notable practitioner”. Legal 500 named Peter as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in 2021, and has noted him as a “subject matter expert, responsive and detail-oriented” for Regulatory and Compliance.
Prior to joining Appleby in January 2017, Peter was a member of Hogan Lovells’ technology, media and telecommunications group in Hong Kong and helped build the firm’s privacy practice in Asia.
Peter is admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands, as a solicitor in the British Virgin Islands, as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practicing) and was a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong.
- LLM Commercial Intellectual Property, Nottingham Law School
- LLB (joint honours), University of Keele