Peter has worked in the corporate and commercial area for most of his 40 years of professional practice.
For more than 20 years Peter was a partner at Deacons (now merged with Norton Rose) during which time he established and, for 4 years, managed its Perth office and its Melbourne office for 2 years. In 1996 Peter joined Andersen Legal as its first Melbourne partner and in 1999 was recruited by Normandy Mining Limited as its Group Legal Counsel and a Group Executive. Following the takeover of Normandy by Newmont Mining Corporation, Peter returned to private practice in Adelaide in 2003 when he established Watsons Lawyers.
A very large part of Peter’s practice focus has been on mining and resources.
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Mining & Resources
- Corporate & Commercial
- Compliance & Corporate Governance