Peter is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Banking + Infrastructure group.

He specialises in front-end restructuring and insolvency and has significant experience advising hedge funds, banks, special situations groups, investment banks, insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors on restructuring, insolvency, workouts, banking and distressed debt transactions in a range of industries including mining, mining services, property, construction, agriculture and manufacturing.

Peter is admitted to practise in both Australia and the UK and gained significant international experience while working in Tokyo for a leading global law firm.  Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, he was a partner at a global law firm where he focused on front-end restructuring, insolvency and distressed debt.

Peter is a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association and the Turnaround Management Association (“TMA”) and is on the Victorian TMA Committee.

Recently, Peter has worked on several prominent restructuring and insolvency matters including Toys R Us, Norske Skog, Mirabela Nickel, Nexus Energy, Arrium, LM First Mortgage Income Fund, Acquire Learning, Banksia Secured Investments, Timbercorp and Eastmark/One Denison.

Peter is also a well regarded author relating to restructuring and insolvency and has recently contributed to: The Restructuring Review – 11th Edition, Australian Chapter; International Insolvency & Restructuring Report 2018/19; International Insolvency & Restructuring Report 2019/20; Getting the Deal Through – Insolvency and Restructuring – Australian Chapter -  2019; and Chambers & Partners - Global Practice Guides – Insolvency – Australian Chapter 2019.

Peter was recognised in the areas of Insolvency and Re-organisation Law in 2018, 2019 & 2020.

Best Lawyers 2020

Peter was recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency.


Gilbert + Tobin was awarded Turnaround Adviser of the Year, Australia for 2019.


Peter was named as the sector winner for Turnaround (Australia).

Finance Monthly Global Awards 2018

Gilbert + Tobin was awarded Restructuring Law Firm of the Year, Australia for 2018.

Global Law Experts 2018