When Peter was a partner he specialised in funds management and practised extensively in securitisation and charity law. He was named as one of Australia’s leading funds management advisers and received similar recognition for his securitisation practice. Peter was nominated for the 2011 Justice Medal, awarded by the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales and his work for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia was recognised on its 50th Anniversary.
Peter is a director of Investa Listed Funds Management Limited (the responsible entity of Investa Office Fund, (an Australian listed REIT), a director of Religare Health Trust Trustee Manager Pte Ltd (the trustee-manager of the Religare Health Trust, a Singapore listed Business Trust) and a director of the Mission Australia Housing Group. He is chairman and an external member of the AMP Capital Compliance Committees and an independent member of the Lend Lease Real Estate Investments Audit and Risk Management Committees.
Peter's experience includes:
- the establishment and administration of retail and wholesale investment vehicles, both in Australia and overseas
- initial public offerings of trusts
- the takeover and merger of trusts and fund managers
- corporate governance
Peter was distinguished by his practical experience in the management and administration of investment funds, as well as his comprehensive understanding of funds management and securitisation.
Peter has been active on behalf of fund managers in the establishment and administration of various retail and wholesale investment vehicles, both in Australia and offshore. He has been involved in the initial public offering of a number of trusts as well as in the takeover and merger of trusts and fund managers.
Regulators from Australia and elsewhere have consulted Peter on funds management issues and he has lectured on funds management and securitisation in Australia and overseas.
Peter has been a client, a partner and is now a consultant of the firm. He was previously head of the firms’ Financial Services Group and, amongst other roles, is deputy Chairman of Herbert Smith Freehills Pro Bono and Community. Peter also established the firm’s Australian Securitisation practice and was the firm’s client relationship partner for a number of key clients.