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Peter in 60 seconds

Peter is a specialist in all areas of commercial and technology law, with a particular focus on projects involving complex contractual structures and arrangements. He is recognised by his clients and peers as an expert in tendering and procurement.

Peter's clients call upon him to advise on projects involving the acquisition, licensing or supply of large-scale hardware, information technology, telecommunications systems and other goods and services. His expertise includes outsourcing, managed services and bespoke contractual arrangements.

In the government sector, Peter is an expert in State and Federal procurement, advising government departments and agencies on procurement reform, tendering, legislative compliance, delegations of authority and agency restructures.

One of Peter's career highlights has been acting for Global Television (now NEP Australia), on its agreement to design, install and operate the international broadcast centre for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. This included advising on the tender by the Organising Committee, structuring of arrangements for the supply of host broadcast services for the Games, and negotiations in London of a complex suite of contracts to document the deal including with UK joint venture partner Sunset + Vine.

Peter regularly presents to clients and industry on complex contractual issues, including indemnities, the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), limitations and exclusions of liability, the law of penalties, product liability and the Australian Consumer Law.

Qualifications

  • BCom, LLB, LLM, AGIA

Independent Recognition

  • Recommended Lawyer in TMT in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Recommended Lawyer in TMT in Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2015
  • Noted Practitioner in TMT: Information Technology in Chambers Asia Pacific, 2016
  • Recommended Lawyer in Technology, Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications in Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2017, 2015
  • Leading Technology Lawyers – New South Wales, 2017
  • Leading Media & Entertainment Lawyers – New South Wales, 2017
  • Leading Telecommunications Lawyers – New South Wales, 2017
     

Industry associations

  • Associate Member, Governance Institute of Australia
  • FFA A-League Disciplinary Committee & Appeals Committee
  • FNSW Appeals Tribunal

Peter's Recent Experience

Yahoo!7

Advising Yahoo!7 on its negotiations with Brightcove Inc. in respect of the provision of a new technology platform in the cloud for online video (high quality catch up TV, including long and short form content) provided to viewers throughout Australia across desktops, smartphones and tablets.

Volkswagen

Advising Volkswagen on its distribution arrangements in Australia, including in respect of passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, mandatory dealer standards, the Australian Consumer Law and the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Transport for NSW

Advising Transport Projects Division of Transport for NSW on the procurement of all new wayfinding signage for trains, buses, ferries and light rail at stations across the NSW public transport network.  This included advising on the EOI stage, RFT and drafting the supply chain management agreement for the provision by a third party of the design, manufacture, warehousing and loading of the signs.

NSW Government

Acting for the NSW Government on the procurement of managed print services for agencies on a whole-of-cluster basis. This included advising on all aspects of the tender, the NSW Government procurement policy framework, Procure IT, service levels and related documentation.

NSW Government

Advising the NSW Government on the licensing and development of an electronic penalty infringement notice system to be hosted in the cloud, which will enable Transport Officers to issue infringement notices to commuters using mobile hardware and device-based software.

Peter's Recent Insights

Private sector submissions sought on ICT procurement

  • 25 Nov 2016

The Commonwealth's recently-formed ICT Procurement Taskforce has released a Consultation Paper today, Friday 25 November 2016, on the subject of the existing procurement rules as they apply to ...

Take the unfair contract law challenge

  • 11 Nov 2016

One of the most significant statutory developments to have occurred to contract law in Australia over the past decade is in force from 12 November this year.From this date, the 'unfair contract...

Can Australia have its data 'cake' and eat it too?

  • 04 Nov 2016

The Productivity Commission's recently published report, Data Availability and Use (Draft Report), calls for freer access to data by consumers and agencies and flags large-scale reforms to impr...

Bathurst without Brock? Driverless cars here and around the world

  • 01 Nov 2016

Not since Herbie the Love Bug and Knight Rider's KITT has the public's attention been so caught by the alluring idea of connected and autonomous vehicles.The idea is now our reality and the...