Peter Jopling QC
- Bachelor of Laws (Melbourne)
- Level 28 Aickin Chambers
200 Queen Street Melbourne
- 03 9225 7617
- 03 9670 7086
- Signed Bar Roll:
- Also Admitted:
- Ireland, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia
Peter Jopling QC has an extensive commercial law practice in the State Supreme and Federal Courts and has practised in those jurisdictions throughout the Commonwealth.
Currently ranked by the legal profession's most respected peer-review publication (Best Lawyers) as one of Victoria's leading Silks, he has appeared in long and complex matters both at first instance and appellate level as well as arbitrations. Peter advises on substantial commercial matters in areas including trade practices law, company law, securities law, intellectual property, insurance, equity and trusts, industrial law and professional negligence. He is also a certified arbitrator and accredited mediator of large commercial matters, having recently successfully mediated the Victorian Supreme Court class action between the National Australia Bank Ltd and Pathway Investments Pty Ltd and Ors.
Peter has appeared as Senior Counsel both for and against the ACCC most notably as lead counsel for the ACCC in ACCC v Visy Industry Holdings Pty Ltd in which case the Commission obtained a record penalty of $36 million against the company and its director and owner for price fixing and market sharing contraventions of the Trade Practices Act.
He has also appeared in numerous class actions in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court, most notably Dharwalla v Roche, Kirby v Centro, Vlachos v Kirby, Stott v PricewaterhouseCoopers & Centro MCS Manager Ltd, Hall v Australian Finance Direct, Guglieman v Harris Scarfe, Dawson v Brookfield Multiplex, the Opes Prime litigation, and the Patrick Stevedores litigation.
Peter is an Advocate Member of the Legal Services Board; member and former Chair of the Board of Examiners, Advocate Member of the Legal Practice List at VCAT and Fellow of the Australian Institute for Commercial Arbitration.
Peter is also actively involved in institutions beyond the legal profession, demonstrated by his appointment as Director of the Melbourne Business School; Deputy Chair of The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; and Governor for the Florey Neuroscience Institutes.
- Art and Collections Committee
- Centre for Ethical Leadership, University of Melbourne, Board Member
- Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Governor
- Legal Services Board, Advocate Member
- Melbourne Business School, Director
- Supreme Court of Victoria, Board of Examiners
- Legal Practice List at VCAT, Advocate Member
Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation.
Perpetual Custodians Ltd (as custodian for Tamoran Pty Ltd as trustee for Muchael Crivelli) v IOOF Investment Management Ltd; Murray v Perennial Investment Partners Ltd  NSWSC 1318
Bovino Pty Ltd v The Casey Group Holdings Pty Ltd  VSC 391
Permanent Trustee Company Limited v Gulf Import and Export Company & Emirates Trading Agency LLC  VSC 162
Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd v FKP Limited  FCA 266
Maritime Union of Australia v Patrick Stevedores Operations Pty Ltd  VSC 282;  VICSC 52
Watson & Ors v Ebsworth & Ebsworth (a firm) & Anor  VSCA 335
Kirby v Centro Properties Limited  FCA 1505;  FCA 1115
Darwalla Milling Co Pty Ltd & Ors v F Hoffman*La Roche Ltd & Ors (No 2)  FCA 1388
Hall v Australian Finance Direct Limited  VSC 306; (No 2)  VSC 233; (No 3)  VSC 366
Guglielmin v Trescowthick (No.4)  FCA 140; (No.2)  FCA 138
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission v Visy Industries  FCA 136; (No 2)  FCA 444; (No 3)  FCA 1617