Peter has extensive experience acting for clients in complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He specialises in insolvency law (including issues arising under the PPSA) and regularly advises banks, insolvency practitioners and secured lenders on their rights and obligations.
Peter is focused on delivering pragmatic, commercial outcomes for his clients. He has experience across a variety of industries and sectors including financial services, renewable energy, construction, property, mining and resources.
Peter has represented clients in various federal and state courts in Australia, international arbitrations and before investigatory bodies, as well as in multi-party negotiations, mediations and other alternative forms of dispute resolution.
Acting for FTI Consulting, as administrators of Gascoyne Resources Ltd (and its subsidiaries), on the 15 month administration process, which ultimately facilitated the recapitalisation, refinance, and relisting of the gold miner. This matter included successfully defending urgent Federal Court proceedings which sought to set aside the administrators’ Deed of Company Arrangement (see Habrok (Dalgaranga) Pty Ltd v Gascoyne Resources Ltd  FCA 1395).
Peter graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Commerce, with majors in Economics and Business Law. Peter is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and in High Court of Australia.
Experience & expertise
- secured creditors of several ASX listed mining companies on defaults, appointment of administrators, enforcement actions, and subsequent steps in restructure and recapitalisation processes of those companies, including through deed of company arrangement
- a landlord on appointment of administrators and receivers to tenant operating national cold storage and logistics business
- principals on significant infrastructure, energy and construction projects on various contractor claims for extension of time, delay costs, variations, force majeure, prolongation costs and changes of law (including responding to rapid adjudication applications), as well as principal claims for delay, liquidated damages and recourse to performance securities
- CITIC Ltd on the Sino Iron MCP Proceedings against Mineralogy Pty Ltd, which culminated in a 10 week trial, and subsequent Court of Appeal proceedings