Peter has over 30 years’ experience as a litigator having conducted proceedings throughout Australia and overseas. He is a qualified mediator. He has developed a national reputation in the areas of Media and Communications Law, Intellectual Property, Competition and Consumer Law and Privacy.
Peter acts for many of the major mainstream and digital media networks on pre and post publication defamation and contempt issues as well as a range of advertising, entertainment, sports and new media organisations. He advises extensively on the protection and enforcement of IP rights and has substantial experience in handling infringement and opposition proceedings and negotiating technology transfer and commercialisation deals. Peter provides advice and assistance in the full range of matters under the Competition and Consumer Act and other competition and consumer legislation, including ACCC proceedings as well as authorisations, notifications and merger clearances. He also has significant experience in managing regulatory investigations and prosecutions.
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession refers to Peter as “one of the market’s most ‘efficient’ and ‘technical’ litigators” and as “unrivalled” in IP aspects. Peter has been recognised as a Market Leader for Technology, Media and Telecommunications law in SA and as a Pre-eminent lawyer in Intellectual Property. Peter has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Competition Law, Defamation and Media Law, Entertainment Law and Litigation law. Additionally Peter has been recognized as the Defamation and Media Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Adelaide. Asia Pacific Legal 500 ranks Peter as “high quality” while Australian Legal Business describes Peter as “completely professional” and “a savvy and entrepreneurial operator”.
Peter’s recent experience includes:
- National media networks: Acting in defamation and contempt proceedings and producers in various film, television and digital projects;
- National and International businesses: Acting in relation to in trade mark, copyright and patent disputes and proceedings;
- Universities: Acting in a range of issues including IP disputes and commercialisation;
- National business: Acting in ACCC cartel proceedings; and
- Government departments and agencies: Acting in relation to competition and consumer law issues.