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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®.

Selected Experience

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)

Professional Activities

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

  • Barrister, The Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn, London
  • B.A., Cambridge University (Trinity College)
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • New York

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