"Clayton Utz boasts one of the world's leading real estate lawyers in Peter McMahon and he's certainly a firm favourite among clients. He leads a multi-disciplinary team of property, construction and finance specialists that has advised on numerous major developments around Australia, particularly Sydney." Asia Pacific Legal 500
Peter McMahon has practised extensively on major property projects for over 25 years and has been recognised as a 'leading' real estate lawyer by APL500 (2005-11) and other legal publications.
Peter has acted for number of public, major institutions and property development companies in some of Australia's largest real estate transactions.
His expertise focuses on commercial property projects and joint ventures, as well as industrial and residential property developments and environmental law, and he has been involved in many significant hotel and tourism projects in Australia.
Peter is the Asia Pacific Regional Vice-Chair of Lex Mundi's Real Estate Practice Group – placing him at the forefront of international legal developments in real estate law.
Peter is recognised amongst Australia's top property lawyers by numerous publications including:
International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers: Peter has been voted by peers as one of the world's leading Real Estate practitioners (2012)
Asia Pacific Legal 500: identifies Peter as a leading lawyer in Australian Real Estate. Peter McMahon "adds value through a commercial approach to legal issues" (2005-2011)
Chambers Global: lists Peter has one of the top real estate lawyers in Australia, and has commented that Peter "is well regarded for his development work and has a high profile in Sydney in relation to commercial property projects and joint ventures". "Accurate and responsive" Peter McMahon also enjoys a reputation for "really looking after his clients." (2005-2013)
"His strengths are his detailed knowledge of the kind of issues we tend to bump into, and his efficient and disarming negotiating style" (2013)
"Peter McMahon has worked on some of the more complex transactions, including the ongoing Barangaroo project. His practice centres on commercial property and joint venture projects". (2011)
Peter McMahon provides "work of a very high quality" for his clients and helps "achieve the best negotiated outcome with his excellent commercial sense and great legal knowledge." (2009)
PLC Which Lawyer: classifies Peter as a Leading Individual in Corporate Real Estate (2005-2011)
Legal Profiles: has commented on Peter's "high degree of commerciality on big deals", and his being "responsive and dedicated to getting the job done".
The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers: has listed Peter as one of the top nine real estate lawyers in Australia.