Peter is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Restructuring + Insolvency 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 area of Insolvency and Re-organisation Law and Distressed Investing and Debt Trading Practice.

    Best Lawyers 2023

    Peter was recognised for Restructuring/Insolvency.


    "He is good at dealing with complicated scenarios and difficult stakeholders, and also good at dealing with matters ranging from SME matters through to larger restructurings."


    Peter was recognised as a 'Rising star' for Restructuring and Insolvency.

    IFLR 1000 2020

    Peter is recommended in the area of Restructuring and insolvency.

    LEGAL 500 2020

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

    Finance Monthly Global Awards 2018