Areas of Expertise

Banking & Finance, Corporate & Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions

Peter Nankivell is a highly experienced commercial and finance lawyer, practising in the areas of corporate advisory, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

He has a diverse client base that includes major public companies such as Village Roadshow Limited and Westpac Banking Corporation. Peter also acts for a number of high net worth individuals and family offices.

Peter is a Director and Board Chair for Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), Chair of Trustees for the Eye Research Australia Foundation, and the Lloyd & Kathleen Ansell Ophthalmology Foundation and a Director of Xavier College Foundation Limited. Peter also acts as the advisor to the Board for a number of clients that include real estate and professional services companies.

What others say

"Best Lawyer, Mergers & Acquisitions"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2021 – 2025


Village Roadshow

Acting for Village Roadshow Limited on the sale of its 50% stake in the Singapore cinema exhibition business, Golden Village, top Orange Sky Golden Harvest Entertainment (Holdings) Limited, owner of the other 50% of Golden Village.


As a longstanding advisor to Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, Peter advised on a $380 million re-capitalisation program between mezzanine and equity with numerous stakeholders worldwide. This transaction won the International Financial Law Review Asia Private Equity Deal of the Year in 2013.

Madman Film and Media

In 2014 Peter acted for Madman Film and Media Pty Ltd in the purchase of the Madman Films business from Funtastic Limited.