Peter Lucarelli

Peter M. Lucarelli

Baker & McKenzie


Peter Lucarelli is a partner in the Melbourne office of Baker McKenzie. For over fifteen years, Peter has advised on complex commercial and contractual disputes and insolvency and restructuring matters.

Practice Focus

Peter has advised a broad range of major Australian and global companies, banks, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners in a range of complex disputes and insolvency and restructuring matters. Peter has significant experience in Federal and State Supreme Courts as well as alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising a lender and receivers in relation to to the receivership of a 38 lot residential apartment complex located at Thirteenth Beach, Barwon Heads, Victoria.
  • Advising a lender in relation to the enforcement of securities over two student accommodation apartment complexes in Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Advising an ASX listed company in its capacity as responsible entity in relation to hardwood and horticultural schemes conducted by the failed Timbercorp group of companies.
  • Advising PPB as receivers of Marina Cove Pty Ltd, a related entity of City Pacific Limited and CP1, in relation to the realisation of residential lots at Martha Cove, Victoria.
  • Acting for a New Zealand client in NSW Supreme Court proceedings brought against the subsidiary of an ASX listed company to recover loans in excess of $36 million.
  • Acting on behalf of an international airline to defend possession proceedings relating to a Boeing 737 400 aircraft which involved a special leave application to the High Court of Australia.
  • Acting on behalf of a US and Hong Kong-based manufacturer in relation to a dispute concerning the termination of an exclusive distribution agreement with an Australian distributor.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Australian Corporate Lawyers Association


  • Victoria~Australia (1995)


  • Monash University (LL.B.) (1993)
  • Monash University (Bachelor of Economics) (1991)


  • English
  • Italian