"A 'constructive and forceful presence', he is 'someone you want in the room when a deal is being done' 'outstandingly commercial, incredibly sharp and has excellent negotiation skills'."
Chambers UK 2012
Peter Dickinson is head of Mayer Brown's Corporate group in the UK and a Firm Practice Leader in Mayer Brown's global corporate and securities practice.
Peter's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other significant commercial transactions including, in particular, large scale multi-jurisdictional outsourcing projects.
He is a widely acknowledged leader in the telecommunications industry and is highly recommended in this field by both Chambers UK
and the UK Legal 500
. He is also recognised as a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer and a leading outsourcing lawyer by both Chambers UK
and the UK Legal 500.
Consistently ranked as a key individual, Peter is "particularly strong at the negotiating table; he will put his neck on the line for you. He's the lawyer I most want to have with me." says one interviewee. "He is the guy who gets a lot of his work from being on the other side of the table; that is the strongest validation of someone's strength as a lawyer." (Chambers UK 2013).
He is a "constructive and forceful presence," he is "someone you want in the room when a deal's being done." Clients say he is "outstandingly commercial, incredibly sharp and has excellent negotiation skills" "The legal expertise I take for granted. It's the commercial aspect that I go to Peter Dickinson for" notes Chambers UK 2012.
Peter is "always available and responsive, and is someone you want on your side" according to interviewees. He has "a very deep understanding of his client's commercial drivers and legal sensitivities." Sources praise his direct approach: "He cuts to the chase and tells you where things should be pitched to get the deal done." He also earns client praise for his non-adversarial style: "He brings facts and solutions to the table, enabling the parties involved to reach an agreement" Chambers UK 2011.
"Exceptionally clear and wonderfully experienced [Peter] has a superb eye for detail, and tends to win the big points in negotiations" Chambers UK 2010.
He is noted by Legal 500, 2010
for his "excellent negotiation skills" and praised for his "personable style" and ability to "stick firmly to the resolution of the issue at hand". "First-rate transactional expertise and personable manner" notes Chambers & Partners UK Directory 2009
, "Dynamic" notes Legal 500, 2009.
Previously, the UK Legal 500
has referred to Peter as being a "deal doer of note". Chambers UK
has commented that clients and peers have observed that “[the]
awesome Peter Dickinson combines tremendous business acumen with telecoms expertise. It’s like having another permanent member of our team.