Peter Wood is a partner at Minter Ellison in Melbourne, Australia. He is a construction law and arbitration expert, experienced in transactional and litigious aspects of construction projects. He has wide experience in drafting a wide range of contracts, and in all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, adjudication, mediation and arbitration, particularly international arbitration.
Mr Wood was the lead lawyer in the case of Fluor v Anaconda, an international arbitration which was heard by an eminent international panel consisting of Jan Paulsson, Professor John Uff QC and Phillip Naughton QC. The case was listed by American Lawyer as one of the ten largest arbitrations in the world in 2003 and 2004.
He was recently instructed in Clough Engineering v Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, a complex arbitration in India.
Peter Wood is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia. He appeared in many civil and commercial trials as an advocate and taught advocacy on the Legal Practice Course for a number of years. In 2008 he was course co-ordinator and lecturer at Melbourne University in the Masters course on Construction Law. The subject of the five day course was Construction: Risk Allocation and Insurance. He is a Fellow of the Melbourne University Law School. In April 2009 Peter Wood taught arbitration advocacy to CMS Legal Services in Vienna.