Peter Pether is a partner in the Sydney office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He specialises in construction and engineering litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
Peter works in all of the Australian states and territories. He has also worked extensively in the resolution of disputes outside Australia, including major project work recently involving projects or disputes in England, South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand and Mozambique.
Peter works for most of the major Australian constructors and for a variety of major developers, resource companies, infrastructure providers and operators.
Peter has successfully resolved disputes about road, rail, stadium, energy, mining, airport, port, pipeline, dredging, power, telecommunications, tunnelling, ticketing, hotel, process plant, defence, water, waste, commercial, industrial and residential projects.
Peter is very experienced in ADR techniques and strategies, as well as mainstream litigation, arbitration and adjudication. Peter has conducted many highly successful ADR processes, particularly mediation and conciliation. He works with a well-resourced team of experienced colleagues. Return business is a cornerstone of his practice.
Chambers Global Guide 2009 said Peter is "... 'one of the best lawyers in Australia' and 'a no-nonsense litigator who does not mess around'". Peter was nominated as a leading lawyer in ALB's Guide to Construction Law 2009, where he was named as an "exceptional lawyer and a top strategist". Chambers Global Guide 2010 said Peter "... drew high acclaim from both clients and peers. One peer hailed him as 'the pre-eminent back-end lawyer' while a client highlighted his superb expertise". Peter was selected by Chambers Global Guide 2011 as one of only 5 Australian solicitors to earn "star" ranking in 2011 and one of ten in 2012. The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers 2010 described Peter as a "doyen of construction disputes". The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2010/2011 said "Mallesons Stephen Jaques 'consisently gives a very high level of service' and 'is exceptional when it comes to strategic thinking in construction related litigation'. The 'outstanding' Peter Pether is adept at complex, high-value construction disputes".
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