Johnson Winter & Slattery has bolstered its restructuring and insolvency practice with the hire of new partner Peter Smith, who previously worked at Herbert Smith Freehills’ Brisbane office as the head of disputes practice.

Smith is a leading restructuring, turnaround and insolvency lawyer and one of Queensland’s leading corporate litigators. He is known for providing highly commercial and results-focused advice and representation on corporate restructures and corporate collapses. He also works with a significant cross section of ASX100-listed companies on major strategic corporate disputes, investigations and remedial matters.

Commenting on the latest appointment, Johnson Winter & Slattery partner Joseph Scarcella said: “We have one of Australia’s strongest R&I practices. Our expertise is increasingly sought after to advise on many of Australia’s most complex and high profile liquidations and restructures. Peter will further strengthen our capabilities and give our clients a platform in QLD to support their requirements in this area.”