Mr Peter Schenk > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Brisbane, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

Major Projects & Infrastructure.




Peter Schenk’s deep understanding of the construction industry gives him rare insight into his clients’ needs. His exceptional service and business acumen help put him at the forefront of some of the country’s most challenging infrastructure projects. From working in-house at one of Australia’s largest construction organisations to advising on major public infrastructure, mining, civil and building projects in Australia, South East Asia, South America and Africa, Peter is an outstanding operator. The combination of his construction and legal expertise adds strategic strength to his experience in construction dispute resolution, including Federal and Supreme Court litigation, arbitration and mediation as well as the negotiation of construction related policies for insurance and the management of construction insurance claims. His clients love his ability to see problems from multiple points of view and find the common solution.


AMPLA – drafting the model Mining Services Contract Committee Member Infrastructure Association Queensland Member.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Project development

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has broad capabilities across oil and gas, energy, transport, and social infrastructure, advising contractors, government bodies, construction companies, and investors. The team works on contract negotiation, development and construction issues, disputes, and regulatory compliance, collaborating closely with the firm’s highly-regarded construction practice on sector-critical projects of significant value. The practice is led by Melbourne’s Andrew Stephenson, who acts on contentious and non-contentious elements of major projects, alongside Brisbane’s Matthew Muir. Sydney-based Airlie Fox specialises in major infrastructure projects and PPP arrangements in a range of sectors, with expertise on the investor, contractor, and developer side of projects. John Walter is a highly experienced infrastructure lawyer. Brisbane’s Peter Schenk combines construction expertise with disputes resolution, including Supreme Court litigation, insurance claims, and arbitration. Anthony Arrow joined the Melbourne office in mid-2020 from Pinsent Masons LLP, offering extensive experience in infrastructure, energy, and construction on behalf of domestic and international developers. The promotions of Carla Mills, Paul Brickley, and Chris Campbell to partner have bolstered the practice’s senior ranks.