Jim Peterson

Baker & McKenzie


Jim Peterson is one of Queensland’s leading corporate lawyers and has extensive experience in resources, mining and corporate governance. Over the past 25 years Jim has advised many public and private sector entities, including blue chip companies, as well as many leading private clients. Jim is well known for his work with the finance sector on financial services reform and is a trusted adviser to the resources sector, particularly the coal industry. His expertise includes mergers and acquisitions (both regulated and unregulated), corporate structuring, joint ventures, private equity, equity capital markets, corporate governance and director’s duties, related part transactions, and compliance with various complicated provisions of the Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules.

Jim has been named Leading Corporate Lawyer by Doyle's Guide (Queensland, 2017) and Leading Commercial Lawyer (Queensland, 2017).  He was also recognised by Best Lawyers (2018) and name a Recommend Lawyer by Legal 500 in 2016. He was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards for Team of the Year in 2017. 

Practice Focus

There are three components to Jim’s practice:

  • M&A (Regulated and Unregulated) - Jim’s focus includes takeovers and schemes of arrangement and unregulated M&A;
  • Stable of listed clients with regulatory matters and ASX compliance and corporate compliance; and
  • Capital Raising – Jim regularly advises in relation to IPOs and secondary raisings on behalf of both issuers and underwriters.


  • University of Queensland (B.Com. LLB) (1981)


  • English