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Peter Williams

Partner - Corporate

Peter takes a practical and strategic approach to his work, ensuring his clients achieve their desired commercial outcomes. He provides sophisticated and valuable advice to his team at Hamilton Locke and his clients. 

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.

Peter has extensive experience advising clients in a range of industries including technology, food and agribusiness, resources, manufacturing and distribution. Peter also has particular expertise advising clients in the technology and 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.

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


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





  • Doyle's Guide, Recommended Leading Corporate Lawyer – 2022
  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2023



  • Acted for Mackay Sugar on the $120m recapitalisation investment by Nordzucker AG, Europe’s second largest sugar manufacturer and $200m refinance lead by Rabobank.
  • 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.
  • Acting for Open Cluster on the sale of its interest in the parent company of FoneDynamics as part of its sale to UnitiWireless.
  • 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 MSL Solutions on its placement and non-underwritten share purchase plan.
  • 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.
  • Acted for QGC Pty Limited on its acquisition of Petroleum Exploration Australia Pty Ltd and subsequent joint venture arrangements with Central Petroleum Limited involving interests in a variety of CSG and conventional oil and gas permits (both onshore and offshore) across five states.