With more than 37 years as an attorney in New York and Atlanta, Peter Dean brings significant experience to Sutherland's Energy Practice Group in handling business, finance and energy transactions for U.S. and foreign companies. For more than 13 years he has concentrated on acquisitions, project development and contract negotiations in the energy sector. Peter's knowledge and experience help clients in merger and acquisition activities and transactions involving energy assets, project development, and commercial and corporate transactions, especially electric power, renewable energy and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.
Peter marks his 30th year with Sutherland in 2013. He received his law training in the United Kingdom, qualifying as a Barrister at Lincoln's Inn in London in 1975 following his graduation from Cambridge University (Trinity College). He is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association as well as the International Law and Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association. He has served four terms as a director of the British-American Business Group in Atlanta. Peter serves on the Board of Trustees for Randolph College advising on issues of governance, dispute resolution, the management and sale of assets and the negotiation of agreements with related organizations. Peter has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of mergers, acquisitions and buyouts and has been selected twice for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers.
Sutherland represents major insurance company in investments in diversified energy assets.
Represented British Nuclear Fuels plc in the $5.4 billion auction sale of its U.S. subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric Company, to Toshiba Corporation.
Sutherland aids companies with corporate ownership and governance.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of mergers, acquisitions and buyouts (2009)
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004-2005)
(Also at New York, N.Y. Office)