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Peter Jeffery


Area of Expertise

  • Asset recovery - insolvency
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • IT/Telecoms

I am a partner in the firm’s corporate and commercial teams, specialising in corporate transactions including corporate finance, M&A and joint ventures, MBOs and MBIs, share option schemes and banking transactions. I have particular expertise in the IT and telecoms sectors.  I also have extensive experience in turnaround and insolvency.

These are complex areas of the law, so my clients need to feel confident that we have the necessary legal expertise and experience to anticipate potential problems and deal with them. They also want a high level of personal service and expect me, as a partner, to be closely involved in all aspects of the work.

80% of the work that I do is for clients for whom I have acted regularly for more than 5 years, in fact for many of them I have been their trusted adviser for more than 10 years.

It is important for the whole team to have a good understanding of the client’s business, and to be ready at all times to respond quickly with commercially aware advice and practical support.  I need and have a strong team of assistants and partners to support my clients.

I recently hosted a webinar on how to ensure your business is worth its maximum value when the time comes for you to sell - you can view this webinar here.

Case studies

Moore Blatch gets justice for a minority shareholder

Directory Quote

Peter Jeffery is “an outstanding commercial lawyer, with the ability to get his head inside his clients’ business” Legal 500, 2012

Peter Jeffery, who "works unbelievably hard and has a very good relationship with his clients" and is an expert in corporate finance Legal 500, 2017


"Peter is our reason for being with the firm. It’s a style difference [that sets Peter and Moore Blatch apart from others]. It is important in the sense that it is specific to Peter and his team. He gives good legal advice, but also gives good commercial advice. That’s always important in negotiations. The lawyer needs to take a clear position and give clear advice. He has a good balance between legal advice and commercial thinking. Peter is a good person to have in the room in the midst of all the negotiations. He conducts himself in a calm manner and has a good rapport with sellers and buyers. It’s not a question of being right all the time – it’s about building that trust." Client

"He is a very good operator, always acting for clients on significant deals." Market Commentator 

"He has a reputation for being extremely detailed."  Market Commentator 

"He is a very good lawyer. He has good judgement on how to structure and make a deal happen." Market Commentator

"He's the best management advisory lawyer I've come across. He is totally focussed on delivering the best outcome whilst always maintaining a commercial overview, and is always available." Client

"Peter Jeffery offers incredibly pragmatic commercial guidance combined with diligent risk analysis and mitigation." Client

"He goes above and beyond what you'd expect form senior counsel. He was very able, extremely calm and well prepared. He kept me extremely well briefed on the things that were important. A skillful negotiator." Client

I wanted to take time out to mark the herculean effort you have made especially this week to get the draft docs to this stage and meet our deadline ahead of Monday's meeting.  Thank you. Jonathan Taylor-Cummings, Redington

Peter’s understanding of the IT industry made a real difference to this deal. There were numerous complex commercial transactions that all had to be brought together to make this deal happen. Peter and his team supported us in the initial acquisition of Trustmarque in just seven days, and following this acquisition aided us with the complex corporate restructuring and disposal of several inactive companies. By completely reorganising the company we have been able to gain the best possible price at sale, with the new owners acquiring a much better business. I would therefore thank everyone at Moore Blatch for going that extra mile. Martin Trainer, CFO, Liberata Group




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