Peter Smith Partner

Meet Peter

Peter is a corporate lawyer specialising in servicing the energy and resources sector, offering particular expertise in construction in the oil and gas industry.

He assists clients with acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, farm ins, capital raising, debt finance, construction and project development.

Peter has advised on a variety of large construction projects including offshore construction and installation of liquids, gas and LNG facilities. He also has advised on the construction and leasing of several FPSOs.

Previously Peter worked as an in-house counsel and company secretary for an ASX listed mining company. He is listed as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Construction/Infrastructure, Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, Natural Resources and Oil & Gas Law in Best Lawyers Australia, 2019.

Experience

General experience

Mark Creasy

Advised on the sale of 30% of the Nova-Bollinger nickel copper project for $230 million.

BC Iron

Acted for BC Iron on the acquisition of a 25% interest in the Nullagine Joint Venture from FMG for $190 million.

Total

Advised on farm out of WA-408-P interests to Murphy Oil and Santos and joint operating agreement, advised on Ichthys Project and GLNG Project.

Karoon

Advised on farmout of a 35% interest in Brazil blocks to Pacific Rubiales for up to US$210 million.

ConocoPhillips

Advised on construction contracts for Bayu Undan Gas Recycle Project, FPSO “Liberdade”, 500km subsea pipeline and Darwin LNG Plant.

Recognition

Listed as a leading lawyer in Energy Law, Natural Resources Law and Oil & Gas Law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2014 - 2020
Recommended lawyer in Energy & Resources Law (Perth).
Doyle's Guide, 2016-2017
Recommended lawyer in Energy & Resources Law (Australia)
Doyle's Guide, 2016
Recommended lawyer in Corporate Law (Perth).
Doyle's Guide, 2015-2016
Listed as a leading lawyer in Construction/Infrastructure Law and Mining Law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2017 - 2020
Listed as a leading lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2016 - 2020

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence, University of Western Australia

Memberships

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Law Society of South Australia