Regularly advising on high value, complex transactions, Peter has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, project development and joint ventures. Peter is a strategic advisor who clients value for his considered approach and commercial understanding of their business and industry.
Peter is well known for his expertise in the energy sector and regularly assists energy industry participants with major commercial contracts, operational and regulatory matters and market reform. Peter is recognised as a market leader in wholesale energy contracting (e.g. renewable power purchase agreements) and has particular expertise in the development of major energy projects including renewables and energy storage projects.
Peter has been named as one of Australia’s best energy lawyers in the Best Lawyers peer review surveys each year since 2014. He is also named in the areas of Construction / Infrastructure Law, Corporate Law and Natural Resources Law.
Peter is recognised as a leading energy lawyer in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian legal profession.
Peter's experience includes advising:
- Genex on the development and financing of the Bouldercombe battery energy storage project
- Origin Energy on the acquisition of the WINconnect embedded network retail energy business and on the sale of the Mortlake Terminal Station, Cullerin Range Wind Farm and Darling Downs Gas Pipeline Network
- Iberdrola on innovative arrangements for the supply of 100% renewable energy to BHP’s Olympic Dam Mine from the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park in conjunction with Origin Energy
- Total Eren on corporate structuring, sell-down and joint venture arrangements with the CEFC in respect of the Kiamal Solar Project and the negotiation of PPAs with multiple offtakers
- NSW Government on its $3.2 billion dispatchable power purchase arrangements with Shell Energy including battery services supporting the construction of Edify’s Darlington Point Solar Farm
- Mitsui on its investment into the Yuri green hydrogen project and joint venture development arrangements with ENGIE
- Edify Energy on the development of its proposed green hydrogen facility as part of the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct
- A range of investors and developers on the negotiation of joint development and platform arrangements for renewables projects including RES Australia, EDF Renewables, Spark Renewables, Total EREN and AGL Energy
- AGL, Origin Energy APA, Metka, Spark Renewables, Alinta, Iberdrola, Octopus Energy and EDF Renewables on the acquisition and sale of solar, battery and wind power projects
- Australian Industrial Energy on the development of the Port Kembla LNG Import Terminal
- Offtake arrangements for energy storage projects including AEMO and State government system support contracts, battery usage agreements, revenue sharing and other offtake models in respect of projects such as the 100MW / 150MWh Wandoan BESS,the Bouldercombe 50MW / 100MWh BESS, the Sunraysia Emporium BESS and the ESCRI-SA Project
- Energy market participants including AGL, Origin Energy, Alinta Energy, RATCH Australia, Total EREN and RES Australia and major energy users such as the NSW Government, BHP, Orica, ANZ, University of Melbourne, CocaCola Amatil and George Weston Foods on renewable PPAs (in front and behind the meter), tolling agreements, smelter contracts, load following hedges and complex and high value retail electricity supply agreements
- NSW Government on the negotiation of grant funding arrangements with a range of energy market participants under the Emerging Energy Grant Funding Program, Net Zero Emissions Grant Funding Program, Pumped Hydro Recoverable Grant Program and Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Grants Program
- Market participants, government and regulators on energy market regulation and reform (including the National Electricity Rules) and jurisdictional regulation as well as the operation of green product and carbon abatement schemes and the implementation of changes to wholesale and retail energy contracts in response
Peter holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Newcastle. He is a member of the Energy & Resources Law Association (previously known as AMPLA).