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Peter Teare

Peter Teare


Peter is the leader of the firm’s Corporate Practice in Europe and the Middle East.

His practice is focused on supporting the international operations of businesses in the defence, aerospace, satellite, security and communications sectors. Peter has a wealth of experience in both transactional matters and advising on the special compliance challenges facing companies in these industries.

Peter's expertise includes mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, teaming arrangements and the structuring and negotiation of all forms of commercial transactions commonly used in the defence, aerospace and communications sectors. He has deep experience in the satellite sector. Peter is an expert in export control regulation, anti-corruption laws and procurement rules, and has significant experience in licensing, compliance, audits, investigations and voluntary disclosure matters.

Peter was selected for the "BTI Client Services All-Star Team for Law Firms" in four separate years. This award is based upon unprompted nominations for outstanding client service compiled from interviews among corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies by BTI Consulting Group.

Peter is dual-qualified: he is admitted as both a solicitor in England & Wales and as an attorney-at-law in the United States, and has practiced in both jurisdictions including five years in Washington, D.C.

Peter regularly assists clients to understand and manage the differences in business law practice between the United States and Europe, and to avoid the misunderstandings and traps commonly encountered in cross-border transactions. He has extensive experience in developing and implementing global compliance programs.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
  • 1991 - Crowell & Moring, London (managing partner until 2005)
  • 1986 - Crowell & Moring, Washington DC
  • 1983 - Boodle Hatfield, London