Irfaan Rashid
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Lana Knaggs
Akshya Perera
Sally Yang
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Gonzalo Castro
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Maddison Morgan

Peter Williams

Partner

Peter takes a practical and strategic approach to his work, ensuring his clients achieve their desired commercial outcomes.

Peter specialises in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and initial public offerings, commercial contracting arrangements, financing and security arrangements, infrastructure arrangements, as well as structuring, establishment and operation of joint ventures. He has particular expertise managing competitive sale processes.

Peter has extensive experience advising clients in a range of industries including food and agribusiness, resources, manufacturing and distribution. Peter also has particular expertise advising clients in the agribusiness sectors on inbound investment, major corporate transactions and long-term supply contracts. He assists throughout all phases of his client’s growth profile, from start-up to ASX listing. In addition, Peter advises major foreign and domestic mining companies on joint venture arrangements, acquisitions and divestments.

Peter is the co-lead of the firm’s food & agribusiness team.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Peter was a partner with McCullough Robertson where he lead their corporate agribusiness practice. He was also previously company secretary of MSL Solutions Limited and worked for CMS Cameron McKenna in the UK and Thiess Mining Australia.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Corporate; Commercial Contracts; Mergers and Acquisitions; Joint Ventures; Initial Public Offerings; Securities; Infrastructure Arrangements

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Laws and Business Management (Economics) – The University of Queensland
  • Admitted to Practice in Queensland
AWARDS
  • Doyle’s Guide, Recommended Leading Corporate Lawyer – 2022
  • Doyle’s Guide, Leading Business & Commercial Lawyers – 2024
  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2022 – 2025
SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • Acted for Mackay Sugar on the $120m recapitalisation investment by Nordzucker AG, Europe’s second largest sugar manufacturer and $200m refinance led by Rabobank.
  • Acting for the shareholders of Circuitwise in relation to the sale of the company to Quadrant Private Equity.
  • Acting for the shareholders of Powerpal in relation to the merger with Amber Electric.
  • Acting for Fortitude Investment Partners in relation to their acquisition and investment in Aged Care Solutions.
  • Advising the shareholders of Aurtra Pty Ltd in relation to the sale to Schneider Electric.
  • Advising Altor Capital on the management buy out of Onspec DAQ.
  • Advising Blackwattle Investment Partners on their corporate structuring and capital raising.
  • Acted for MSL Solutions Limited on their pre-IPO convertible note, IPO and on separate cross border acquisitions in the UK, Denmark and New Zealand.
  • Acted for New Zealand Super Fund in relation to their Palgrove Pastoral joint venture.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Quality Food Services in relation to the sale to Blue Sky Private Equity.
  • Acted for Camperdown Dairy International on the sale of its infant formula business to Bellamy’s Australia Limited.
  • Acted for Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd in relation to its BMA joint venture with BHP.
  • Acted for the Peabody Group in the restructure of their Australian operations by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • Acted for the Jellinbah Group on their acquisition of a 50% interest in the Boonal Joint Venture.