Biography

Peter English is a member of Coleman Greig’s Commercial Law Team.

He has extensive experience as a commercial lawyer and led the litigation and dispute resolution practice at Surry Partners Lawyers which he co-founded.

Peter was admitted as a lawyer in 1983, has dual degrees in law and economics and is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney.

He has advised clients in a range of matters including:

  • Acting on the multi-million dollar sale of a national digital media business incorporating structured earn out provisions for the owners
  • A complex multi-party share sale and asset sale agreement to a public company, with complex put and call options agreements over remaining shares, with overlapping obligations in a Shareholder Agreement and Executive Service Agreement for the founder and CEO
  • Negotiating and drafting the Heads of Agreement for the purchase of a range of pharmaceutical products between a foreign listed pharma company and a local vendor, including a key role in relevant contract due diligence
  • Representing a UK client in a major trade mark infringement dispute concerning use of trade marks on the internet heard in the Federal Court, including the preparation of an Appeal which was settled the day before the hearing.

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“I particularly enjoy lecturing and mentoring design practitioners on commercialising IP as part of a program called Springboard via funding secured through the Australia Council”
- Peter English

Peter English is a member of Coleman Greig’s Commercial Law Team.

He has extensive experience as a commercial lawyer and led the litigation and dispute resolution practice at Surry Partners Lawyers which he co-founded.

Peter was admitted as a lawyer in 1983, has dual degrees in law and economics and is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney.

He has advised clients in a range of matters including:

- Acting on the multi-million dollar sale of a national digital media business incorporating structured earn out provisions for the owners
- A complex multi-party share sale and asset sale agreement to a public company, with complex put and call options agreements over remaining shares, with overlapping obligations in a Shareholder Agreement and Executive Service Agreement for the founder and CEO
- Negotiating and drafting the Heads of Agreement for the purchase of a range of pharmaceutical products between a foreign listed pharma company and a local vendor, including a key role in relevant contract due diligence
- Representing a UK client in a major trade mark infringement dispute concerning use of trade marks on the internet heard in the Federal Court, including the preparation of an Appeal which was settled the day before the hearing.

Peter has also worked closely with a number of clients in start-up technology businesses and has assisted with development strategy, drafting and editing business plans, IP protection strategies, undertaking due diligence on financial projections and assisting with capital raisings and shareholder agreements. He works with clients on strategy for business development and advises on due diligence processes for business sales and purchases, including related banking and finance issues.

Outside of work Peter is an active in a range of sports and has interests in visual arts, food and wine.

- Bachelor of Economics
- Bachelor of Laws
- Law Society of NSW
- Law Council of Australia
- Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Communications and Media Law Association
- Commercial Lawyers Association

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