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20 years of practicing as a transactional lawyer in the UK, EU and, most recently, in Asia has left Peter with a broad base of experience which allows his practice to be multi-faceted. He has practiced as a partner for 10 years and regularly draws on his experience to help guide, support and collaborate with his clients to enable them achieve their commercial objectives. 


  • College of Law, 2007, Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test
  • Inns of Court School of Law, London, 1996, Bar Vocational Course
  • University of London, 1995, LL.B., Hons

  • England and Wales
  • New York
  • Dhaka

  • Supreme Court - England and Wales
  • Supreme Court - Bangladesh (Dhaka Bar, Bangladesh)

Peter is highly involved with the International Emissions Trading Association and chairs its Legal Working Group; he is also an active participant of ISDA’s Emissions Trading Working Group and the Commodity Derivatives Working Group.

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers Global for Global-wide Climate Change, 2020 
  • 2018 Winner of the Client Choice Awards for Singapore Derivatives
  • Chambers and Partners UK and Global (2009 to 2018)
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Environment (2015-18)
  • Leading individual for Commodities (General) by Legal 500 UK (2014-15)
  • London Super Lawyers List for Energy and Natural Resources (2013)
  • PLC’s WhichLawyer (2011)
  • Chambers Global 2017:  “Highly esteemed as an authority in the market," Peter Zaman is keenly admired by sources as a "very responsive, very diligent and extremely thorough" expert, whose knowledge of commodities derivatives is considered a valuable asset.
  • Chambers UK 2015: "He is technically excellent and he pulls out all the stops."
  • Chambers Global 2014: “Peter Zaman of Reed Smith LLP enjoys a prominent reputation for his emissions trading expertise and has broader experience of derivatives, structured products and carbon finance. "He is very thorough and we value his work," say clients.
  • Chambers UK 2011: "Peter Zaman is "extraordinarily intelligent" He is an "immense help to his clients and doesn't pull any punches in telling them what they need to hear."
  • Chambers Global 2011: "In London, Peter Zaman is a reputed financial regulatory practitioner who is singled out for his active involvement in, and passion for, climate change issues."