Peter is a commercial and competition and regulatory lawyer specialising in the energy and resources sector.
He assists clients to implement a wide range of commercial transactions including joint ventures, commodity sales and transportation agreements and negotiated share and asset acquisitions.
Peter has advised extensively on State and Commonwealth mining and petroleum legislation, as well as gas and electricity industry regulation and access issues. He also has strong expertise in competition law including dealing with the ACCC on a broad range of matters such as authorisation applications and informal merger clearance processes.
He has lectured on energy regulation law and policy, and written and presented numerous papers on competition and regulatory issues affecting the Australian gas industry.
Advising in relation to regulatory issues associated with the distribution and supply of electricity and gas at Mt Baw Baw in Victoria.
Advising Japanese trading houses in relation to bids to acquire an interest in the Queensland Curtis LNG project and the Gladstone LNG project.
Advising a potential bidder for an interest in the Kitan oil field in the Timor Sea.
Advising a consortium bidder for the assets of Alinta Energy.
Advising in relation to its competitive tender bid to acquire the Abbot Point Coal Terminal from the State of Queensland including comprehensive due diligence review of all material construction contracts and user agreements.
Advising in relation to the proposed privatisation of the NSW generators specifically with regard to coal supply arrangements.
Advice on gas sale and purchase agreements and gas transportation agreements.
Advice on joint venture and unitisation issues.
Assistance with gas price reviews.
Drafting and advising in relation to gas transmission agreement for transportation of gas on Tasmanian Gas Pipeline.
Negotiation and drafting of LNG sale and purchase agreements with Petronas and KOGAS.
Advice in relation to the National Gas Law and the National Gas Rules.
Competition law advice in relation to gas marketing arrangements.
Advice in relation to competition law implications of gas marketing arrangements.
Advice in relation to pipeline and processing plant access issues.
Advice on competition law implications of proposed acquisition of Abbot Point coal terminal.
Advice on competition law implications of proposed acquisitions in the energy sector.
Advice on competition law implications of long term gas sale and purchase agreement.
Advising in relation to rail access regulation.
Advice regarding Indonesian oil & gas law and gas industry regulation in Singapore, including pipeline access issues.
Negotiation and drafting of gas sales and transportation agreements for supply of gas from South Sumatra to proposed 800MW CCGT power station to be constructed on Jurong Island, Singapore.
Negotiating and drafting agreement for supply and storage of back-up fuel for power station.
Reviewing and drafting submissions in relation to proposed Singapore Gas Network Code.
Australia’s offshore oil and gas laws were amended in September 2021, and key changes went live on 2 March 2022. A new change of control test will make oil and gas M&A in Australia more complex...
On 1 December 2021, the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) announced the finalisation of the Voluntary Code of Conduct for the negotiation and development of Gas...
A package of proposed reforms to the legislation regulating access to natural gas pipelines has been released for stakeholder feedback.