Peter Feros

Clayton Utz
Partner Sydney

Commentators variously describe Peter as "a very good operator and a very good lawyer," "a lovely guy and a good front-end tax lawyer" and "a very good tax specialist."

–Chambers Asia Pacific


Known for being "technically excellent." Specialises in providing front-end strategic income tax advice to listed Australian and foreign corporates and domestic and foreign funds, with noteworthy expertise in M&A and fund structuring. Peter has a solution focussed mindset, delivering understandable advice which is designed to enable decision makers to make confident and informed decisions.

Sector expertise includes the extractive industries, professional services, property, technology and financial services sectors, and clients come from a broad base of private equity, hedge funds and property funds. Peter also provides tax advice in insolvency related situations, having advised numerous companies, administrators and creditors.

Also advises many private clients and privately owned groups.

Notable Work
  • Macquarie and Brookfield: advised a consortium led by Brookfield and Macquarie on the tax considerations of the US$2.15 billion sale of Quadrant Energy to Santos Limited.
  • ConocoPhillips: advised on the acquisition of its Australia-West and East Timorese assets and operations by Santos Limited for $US1.39 billion.
  • Tattarang: advising in relation to various transactions including the acquisition of RM Williams, Mincor and the investment into Hastings Technology Metals.
  • BGH Capital: advised on its acquisition of TSS to create CyberCX, the largest private security investment in cybersecurity in Australia.
  • Tianqi Lithium Corporation: advised on creating a global lithium joint venture with ASX-listed IGO Limited, one of the largest energy and resources deals in Australia, valued at A$1.9 billion.
  • O-I Operations: advised on the sale of its Australian and New Zealand business to Visy Glass (Australasia) Pty Ltd, one of the biggest ever manufacturing acquisitions by an Australian-owned business.
  • Heineken International B.V.: advised on its acquisition of cider and beer brands in Australia from Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), involving recognizable brands.
  • Woolworths: advised on the sale of its petrol station business and 526 petrol station sites to EG Group, an overseas entrant to the Australian market.
  • Suntory Beverage & Food Limited: advised on the sale of its Cerebos Food & Instant Coffee business in Australia, New Zealand, and Asian Home Gourmet Singapore business to The Kraft Heinz Company.
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