Peter J. Rees QC is the Legal Director, and a member of the Executive Committee, of Royal Dutch Shell plc a position he has held since 1 January 2011. In this post he has ultimate responsibility for the Shell global legal function and advises the Shell group management on all legal matters of group-wide importance. The Shell legal function comprises some 1,000 staff, of which around 750 are lawyers or intellectual property professionals. The Shell legal function also includes the ethics and compliance office.
Peter received his law degree from Cambridge University, and an MBA from Nottingham Trent University.
Before joining Shell, Peter spent 32 years in private practice, first at Norton Rose and subsequently in the London office of Debevoise & Plimpton. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009.
He is presently a Member of the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration, a Member of the Governing Body of the Court of Arbitration of the ICC, a Board Member of the Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.