Peter Reeves is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin's Corporate Advisory group and is an expert and market-leading practitioner in financial services regulation and funds management. He leads the Financial Services and Fintech practices.
Peter advises domestic and off-shore corporates, financial institutions, funds, managers and other market participants in relation to establishing, structuring and operating financial services sector businesses in Australia. He also advises across a range of issues relevant to the fintech and digital sectors, including platform establishment, blockchain solutions, digital fundraising and digital currencies. Click here to view Peter’s talk at the Sydney Fintech Meetup on how ICOs are disrupting the way startups are raising capital and the regulatory issues involved.
Peter has qualifications in law (honours) and commerce from The University of Newcastle.
- Veredictum, Chronobank, YawLife and Havven in relation to digital token sales.
- CoVESTA in relation to the establishment of its online crowdfunding property investment platform.
- Think Procurement in relation to its procurement platform.
- Tencent, Afterpay and Blueshyft in relation to payment system solutions.
- The Brick Exchange Pty Ltd on the establishment of a ‘first of its kind’ online platform for investors to buy and sell units (Bricks) in residential investment property trusts. The BRICKX platform was launched for wholesale clients in 2015 and retail clients in 2016. This deal won a Highly Commended award in the Finance category at the 2016 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Law Awards.
- Viva Energy in relation to the establishment of the Viva Energy REIT.
- Money Place Limited in relation to the establishment of its marketplace lending platform.
- Greenstone (including in relation to Trowbridge reforms), Westpac, CBA, NAB, EFTPOS, BPAY (including in relation to NPP), The Northern Trust Company, RIA Financial Services, Telstra, Macquarie, Chant West and AFEX in connection with product development and contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters.
- Credit Agricole CIB, Global Credit Investments, Fifth Third Bank, Crescent Capital Partners, Blackstone, GSO, Park Hill, Carlyle, Oaktree, Federated Investors, EQT, Altius, Axiom, HarbourVest, First Eagle, The Lazarus Partnership, AlphaCat Managers, Little John, Holowesko Partners, Stoneware Capital, Rockpoint Group and RMR in connection with their Australian operations.
- Crescent Capital Partners, HRL Morrison & Co, Southern Cross Partners, Allegro, BridgeLane Group, The Brick Exchange Pty Ltd, Blackbird, ClearView, Rainmaker, Bedrock, Greenstone, Evolution Healthcare, OneVentures, Airtree Ventures, Lazard, 5V Capital, AAI Capital, Pan Australia SIV Fund Management, PIFM, LLA Group and MH Carnegie & Co in relation to financial services regulation and fund establishment.
- Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Clearview, Partners Group, IronShore, International Personal Finance Plc, Westpac, Pepper Australia, SAI Global, Pioneer Credit, Insolve Capital and Pan Australia SIV Fund Management in relation to financial services laws and NCCP compliance.
- Deutsche Bank AG in relation to Australian securities lending arrangements and financial services laws.
- in relation to Energy Development Limited, Pacific Hydro’s Australian business, swap agreements entered into by AGL, FRV Royalla solar farm and Energy Australia renewables with respect to financial services regulatory and licensing requirements and offtake arrangements.
- Hastings Funds Management (Westpac) in relation to its acquisition of the Sydney Desalination Plant, its proposed takeover of Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund, its proposed acquisition of Port Botany and Port Kembla, its proposed acquisition of QML, its acquisition of the Port of Newcastle and its acquisition of TransGrid.
- Westpac in relation to the proposed divestment of Ascalon, its acquisition of Lloyds’ Australian assets, the restructure of its funds management business, the trust scheme for the acquisition of Westpac Office Trust by Mirvac, financial services regulatory matters generally and also in relation to the management of the retail WOT instalment receipt program.
- TPG in relation to its consortium bid for the GE Australia consumer business.
- PEP on its proposed acquisitions of Perpetual and Stateplus Super.
- Carlyle on its proposed acquisition of Stateplus Super.
- Blackstone in relation to the trust scheme and company scheme of arrangement for the acquisition of Valad Property Group.
- IPOs of Greenstone, Covermore, Pioneer Credit and iSelect.
- Telstra in relation to the development and launch of the StayConnected product.
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