Peter Bowden is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s restructuring and insolvency group. Mr Bowden specialises in front-end restructuring and insolvency. He has significant experience in advising hedge funds, banks, special situations groups, investment banks, insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors on restructuring, insolvency, workouts, banking and distressed debt transactions in a range of industries, including financial services, mining, mining services, property, construction, agriculture and manufacturing.
Mr Bowden is admitted to practise in both Australia and the UK. He also gained significant international experience while working in Tokyo for a leading global law firm in 2008 and 2009. Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, he was a partner of a global law firm where he focused on front-end restructuring, insolvency and distressed debt.
Mr Bowden is listed in Best Lawyers for 2017–2023 in insolvency and reorganisation law and in was named ‘Lawyer of the Year (Melbourne)’ for distressed investing and debt trading. He was also named as a rising star partner in IFLR1000 in 2021 in insolvency and reconstruction. He is listed as Band 3 in the 2022 Chambers Australia guide for restructuring/ insolvency. Mr Bowden is a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and is on the VIC TMA Committee. Recently, Mr Bowden has worked on a number of prominent restructuring and insolvency matters including Greensill Capital, Virgin Australia, Sargon Capital, Bardot, Kikki. K, Toys“R”Us, Norske Skog, Mirabela Nickel, Nexus Energy, Arrium, LM First Mortgage Income Fund, Acquire Learning, Northern Energy/Colton Coal, Blue Sky Investments, Banksia Secured Investments, Timbercorp, Eastmark/One Denison and Adaman Resources.