Peter Colegate

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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.

Education:

  • LLM Commercial Intellectual Property, Nottingham Law School
  • LLB (joint honours), University of Keele

Updates

12 Sep 2022 | Analysis

BVI Proposes Virtual Assets Framework

The proposed Virtual Asset Service Providers Act 2022 (VASP Bill), which has been circulated for fin...

Contributors: Andrew Jowett, Jeffrey Kirk
14 Jul 2021 | News

Recent updates of the Cayman Islands Economic Substance Regime bring certain Partnerships into scope

On 30 June 2021, the Cayman Islands Government gazetted an amendment of the ES Schedule Regulations ...

10 Dec 2020 | News

Appleby Ranked Tier 1 in Chambers’ Inaugural Offshore FinTech Guide

Chambers and Partners has published its first-ever Offshore FinTech ranking, naming Appleby as a Tie...

9 Jul 2020 | Analysis

Operating in the “new normal”

With businesses facing unprecedented challenges in 2020, data protection and cyber security regulati...

Contributors: Peter Colegate
8 Jul 2020 | News

Appleby releases Offshore Data Protection Guide

Leading offshore law firm Appleby announces today it has launched an Offshore Data Protection Guide ...

2 Jul 2020 | News

Covid-19: Protecting Personal Data – the New Normal

One unanticipated consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the huge increase in the collection ...

19 Jun 2020 | News

Appleby partners with ‘Collision From Home’

Appleby is partnering with Collision, North America’s fastest-growing tech conference, to showcase...

Contributors: Peter Colegate
7 May 2020 | News

Cayman Proposes Virtual Assets Framework

While much of Cayman’s financial services legislation was written before the recent blockchain rev...

Publications

16 Jun 2022

Appleby contributes Cayman chapter to Chambers’ Blockchain 2022

Appleby has authored the Cayman Islands chapter of Chambers and Partners’ “Blockchain 2022” gu...

1 Feb 2022

2022 Technology & Innovation Guide

As the pace of technological change accelerates, so too does the legal and regulatory landscape. The...

1 Feb 2022

Data Protection Guide 2022: British Virgin Islands

Data Protection Guide 2022: BVI. With data protection laws in more than 120 countries around the wor...

1 Feb 2022

Appleby Offshore Data Protection Guide 2022

With data protection laws in more than 120 countries around the world, personal data is now viewed a...

1 Feb 2022

Data Protection Guide 2022: Cayman Islands

Data Protection Guide 2022: Cayman Islands. With data protection laws in more than 120 countries aro...

28 Oct 2021

BVI – Protecting Personal Data: Are You Prepared?

The BVI Data Protection Act, 2021 (DPA) came into force on 9 July 2021. Drafted around a set of EU-...

Contributors: Peter Colegate
7 Oct 2021

Regulatory Round-Up: Cayman Islands Q3 2021

Appleby Cayman’s Our latest Regulatory updates for the Cayman Islands up to Q3 2021.

22 Jun 2021

Appleby contributes Cayman chapter to Chambers’ Blockchain 2021

Appleby has authored the Cayman Islands chapter of Chambers and Partners’ “Blockchain 2021” gu...

2 Feb 2021

Cayman – Full steam ahead for leading funds domicile

In this article, leading offshore legal service firm Appleby, discusses some of the key regulatory c...

31 Dec 2020

Cayman Regulatory Newsletter Q4 2020

Appleby Cayman’s third quarterly publication of the year focuses on regulatory developments, inclu...

Contributors: Peter Colegate

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