Peter marks his 30th year with Eversheds Sutherland (US) 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 .
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)
“I help clients negotiate contracts for buying and selling companies, commercial transactions, developing projects and joint ventures.”
Represented major insurance company in investments in diversified energy assets.
Lead counsel for British Nuclear Fuels plc in the $5.4 billion auction sale of its U.S. subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric Company, to Toshiba Corporation.
Aided companies with corporate ownership and governance.
Represented European companies in acquisition of U.S. businesses.
Negotiated and drafted tug service agreements for U.S. LNG terminals.
Developed LNG supply agreements for terminals in multiple countries.
Structured and documented a joint venture between U.S. and Japanese companies for ownership and operation of a U.S. power plant.
Represented shareholders of private companies in various legal matters.
Represented institutional purchasers of energy assets.
Negotiated power purchase and other agreements for biomass power plant in Georgia.
“The practice of negotiations and putting together deals has always been very satisfying to me and is well suited for my personality.”
Legal Alert: Solar Products from China and Taiwan Face Major New Investigations (February 20, 2014)
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Evaluating CPV Warranties (May 10, 2012)
In the solar industry, professionals can provide significant value to their clients if they have a sound understanding of how a technology such as concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) works. This ...
“Clients usually come to us initially due to our reputation, and once people have worked with us, they tend to stay with us.”
Regulating Lawyers in a Global Arena (May 2014)
State Bar of Georgia Conference of Southeastern Bar Leaders
Sutherland attorney Peter Dean moderates a panel discussion titled “Regulating Lawyers in a Global Arena” for the State Bar of Georgia Conference of Southeastern Bar Leaders on May 16. The panel ...
2010 State Bar of Texas International Law Section 22nd Annual Institute (March 4, 2010)
Sutherland Partner Peter Dean is presenting at the 2010 State Bar of Texas International Law Section 22nd Annual Institute.
Bioenergy - Trends in Global Innovation and Finance Conference (October 17, 2007)
Sutherland Partners Peter H. Dean and David I. Adelman are speaking at the UK Trade & Investment and the Georgia Department of Economic Development Bioenergy - Trends in Global Innovation and Finance ...
(Also at New York, N.Y. Office)
Member, International Law Section and Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Georgia Bar Committee on International Trade in Legal Services
Trustee, Randolph College
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