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Peter Bick is a member of the Victorian and New South Wales Bars. He has a broad commercial practice primarily in trial and appeal cases in State and Territory Supreme Courts and the Federal Court. He has an extensive practice in advice work, arbitrations and mediations. He also appears in administrative and disciplinary tribunals.
He has expertise in the areas of:
Commercial matters and disputes including concerning contracts, investments, joint ventures, partnerships, property, and residential and commercial property development.
Energy law including government regulation of and price setting for the gas and electricity industries.
Corporations matters, including corporate governance, regulation of corporations, financial advisors and products, shareholders' and creditors' rights and remedies, managed investment schemes and ASIC proceedings against corporations, directors and financial advisors.
Consumer and competition law.
Banking, finance and investment matters, including investment advice, bank facilities, foreign exchange transactions, money laundering law and securities.
Property and property development, including title, contract and sale issues, commercial and retail leasing, compulsory acquisition, planning and environmental issues and body corporate matters.
Trusts and complex estate matters.
Corporate and personal insolvency and corporate reconstruction.
Court proceedings concerning and international and domestic arbitrations in relation to construction and engineering matters.
Insurance and reinsurance.
Complex Family Court property and trust matters, notably in the Major Complex Financial Proceedings List.
Senior executive employment disputes, including acting for Google in a dispute with Amazon in 2022.
Professional negligence matters.
Mr Bick is a past President of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria and a past Chair of the Banking and Finance Section of the Commercial Bar Association.
A selection of cases in which Mr Bick has appeared is as follows:
Selected Supreme Court of Victoria trial and appeal matters
Selected Federal Court and Competition Tribunal trial and appeal matters
Selected other Court and Tribunal matters