Peter NelsonPeter has an extensive and broad practice in the energy industry. For more than 15 years Peter has advised generators, retailers and financial institutions on the legal aspects of their activities in wholesale and retail energy markets. He also advises on industry regulation having acted for many years for the Victorian Government, the Essential Services Commission and others.
Peter’s dedication to the energy industry is recognised in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, published in July 2010, where, among the top 30 dedicated electricity lawyers in Australia, Peter is included as one of only five in their ‘Pre-eminent’ class.
Doyle’s Guide says:
Norton Gledhill’s Peter Nelson was viewed, both locally and nationally, as “brilliant” and “an outstandingly hardworking lawyer”. Nelson’s unrivalled focus on the electricity sector resulted in others noting he had “the deepest understanding of the historical development of energy regulation in Australia” and “an encyclopaedic knowledge of the NEM rules”. Nelson was also widely viewed as one of the country’s leading lights within the area of climate change and electricity derivatives.
Our own clients say:
Peter Nelson is “probably the best lawyer in Australia on … electricity”. He is highly accessible and is responsive to client needs. Peter provides strong communication, exceptional responsiveness, rapid turnaround times and is very commercial…
Peter is complimented on the “timeliness” of his advice, “reasonable level of charges” ... and for having “developed a reputation in the energy industry as a solicitor with immense knowledge and skills of the market, legislation and commercial arrangements”.
Peter’s practice covers:
- Administrative Law
- Competition and Trade Practices Law
- Corporate Advisory
- Insolvency and Reconstruction
- Litigation and ADR
- Mergers and Acquisitions
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