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Peter Reeves

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Digital assets and cryptocurrency




Financial services regulation

Investment funds

Lending & buy now pay later

Corporate advisory

Data & privacy



Peter Reeves is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin's Corporate Advisory group and leads the Fintech practice at Gilbert + Tobin.

He is an expert and market-leading practitioner in fintech and financial services regulation. Peter advises domestic and off-shore corporates, financial institutions, funds, managers and other market participants in relation to establishing, structuring and operating financial services sector businesses in Australia.

He also advises across a range of issues relevant to the fintech and digital sectors, including platform structuring and establishment, payments, blockchain solutions and digital asset strategies.

Peter has qualifications in law (honours) and commerce from The University of Newcastle.


Peter is the author of a number of Articles or Chapters in this area including:

Global Legal Insights: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency 2021

Responsible lending provisions: Are wagyu and shiraz back on the table 2020

International Comparative Legal Guide: A practical cors0sborder insight into Fintech Law, Fintech 2020

ASIC releases regulatory framework for foreign financial services providers 2020

Getting The Deal Through, Financial Services Compliance 2020 and Anti-money Laundering 2020

Global Legal Insights, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2020

Global Legal Insights, Fintech 2020

Financial Technology Law Review 2020 Edition 3


Peter is one of Australia’s leading experts in the law related to fintech and is recognised by Chambers and Partners as a Band 1 practitioner in this area.

Peter sets himself apart from his peers through his knowledge of the technologies involved and his desire to help make his clients’ dreams become a reality – particularly where there are no precedents to refer to. Clients comment that "he is just outstanding, with a firm grasp on the industry, and its commercial and legal aspects. He's open to exploring new pathways and brings new suggestions to the table. He's been a real partner." (Client feedback, Chambers and Partners, FinTech 2020).

This approach is central to how his whole team operates and this is recognised by Chambers and Partners which ranks the practice in Band 1 and clients who comment, "they are deeply involved in understanding the tech itself. They are not just advising on the legalities of the application but understand how the tech works.” (Client feedback, Chambers and Partners, FinTech 2020).

The author of numerous legal chapters and articles on fintech and related topics, Peter is regularly approached by domestic and off-shore corporates, financial institutions, funds, managers and other market participants seeking guidance on navigating this emerging area of law. He is recognised as a leading authority with clients commenting that he has, “just a world-class understanding in the FinTech space.” (Client feedback, Chambers and Partners, FinTech 2020).

Peter also leads Gilbert + Tobin’s collaboration with Antler, a global startup generator/early-stage venture capital firm.