Peter Wood
Leading MinterEllison’s Projects, Infrastructure and Construction Disputes team and corresponding practice group in Melbourne, I specialise in resolving high-stakes project, construction and engineering matters. The clients I serve include private and government principals and all major building and engineering contractors.
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  • +61 412 139 646

My work spans claims and disputes concerning roads and tollways, hospitals, prisons, power stations, oil and gas projects, and mining projects. I have expertise in international arbitration; construction litigation in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and Western Australia; and security of payment adjudications and judicial reviews in all jurisdictions.

I always develop a strategic approach that is tailored to the nature of the claim or dispute, as well as my clients’ commercial goals.

Career highlights

  • Fluor Corporation – acted in one of the world’s largest arbitrations, concerning claims of $1.5 billion
  • Worked for Victorian Government departments and agencies; leading builders, including CIMIC Group (CPB Contractors and Thiess), Grocon, Lendlease, McConnell Dowell and Probuild; and global engineering companies, including ACCIONA, Engie, Siemens, SNC–Lavalin and MWH Global
  • Acted in two matters that were resolved in the High Court of Australia, as well as a series of proceedings relating to three different offshore jurisdictions
  • Served as a senior fellow of the University of Melbourne, and a lecturer in its Master of Construction Law course
  • Ranked as a leading individual in Construction between 2012 and 2017 by Chambers
  • Ranked as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction and Infrastructure, and Litigation by Best Lawyers between 2007 and 2016
  • Ranked as a leading construction litigation lawyer by Doyles Guide in 2017