Our History

Peter Mees founded Mees Partners in 1998 to provide high quality commercial legal services for business owners and managers at realistic rates.

Clients of the firm soon included:

  • the Telstra small businessman of the year
  • the examiner for the Solicitors’ Prize, awarded to the top solicitor in Victoria
  • world class Australian company Lonely Planet Publications
  • iconic international companies GE Energy and GE Hydro.

Mees Partners operated successfully from the Melbourne CBD from 1998 to 2013.

Our principal, Peter Mees, relocated to Ballarat in 2014 in order to enable his young family to experience the splendour of country life.

Mees Partners is now proud to call Ballarat home and strives to offer the best possible client service and results to clients in Ballarat, Melbourne and Western Victoria.

Mees Partners often assists clients with substantial undertakings. Complex commercial, property and dispute resolution matters undertaken over recent years include:

  • advising medical specialists how to monetise referral rights into equity in a private hospital group leading up to a stock market float;
  • advising in relation to the financing and redevelopment of a Melbourne CBD riverfront site;
  • acting in the restructuring and staged sale to private equity of a leading information technology supplier to the education sector;
  • negotiating and documenting the ‘bolt on’ acquisition of a $10 million company by a market leader;
  • successfully representing a prominent hospitality group in Supreme Court public liability litigation;
  • advising in relation to the finance and sale to a public company of the key crown leasehold site in the proposed redevelopment of a ski resort;
  • acting in the staged management buyout of leading fast moving consumer goods company;
  • acting in a $30,000,000 sale of business to a public company;
  • setting up the legal documentation, systems and a procedures manual for a start-up finance company;
  • successfully implementing ACCC monitored product recalls on behalf of a national company for potentially dangerous goods;
  • successfully representing a major supplier in an unconscionable conduct claim against a national supermarket chain;
  • successfully representing a leading fast moving consumer goods wholesaler in County Court litigation against a prominent international software vendor in relation to a defective information technology system.

Peter Mees Lawyer History