Peter Wallis practises primarily in intellectual property, general commercial and trade practices law. Peter has substantial trial experience, having appeared in the Supreme Court and Federal Court in a wide range of interlocutory and final hearings.
Prior to joining the Bar, Peter was a Senior Associate at Allens Linklaters (then Allens Arthur Robinson), where he specialised in intellectual property, commercial litigation and trade practices law. While at Allens Arthur Robinson, Peter gained broad experience in a range of copyright, design, trade mark, patent and confidential information disputes.
Peter is regularly instructed on intellectual property law matters, having appeared in a wide range of copyright, trade mark and breach of confidence proceedings, primarily in the Federal Court. He has also acted in a wide range of general commercial matters as well as a large number of competition and energy matters on behalf of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Energy Regulator.
Notable recent cases include acting for Centro Retail Ltd in the share holder class action in the Federal Court, acting for Philip Morris in its challenge to the tobacco plain packaging legislation and acting for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in seeking to enforce the provisions of the Australian Consumer Law relating to unsolicited consumer agreements.
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