Peter Stewart is an EMEA lead of our Energy & Natural Resources Group and a partner in the London office. Peter's practice spans energy and infrastructure projects, corporate and technology transactions, and international arbitration. His geographic focus in energy, infrastructure and arbitration has been on Africa and emerging economies, while his corporate practice has been mainly in private equity, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions largely in the technology arena.

He represents national oil companies, governments and state entities in upstream oil and gas development, commercial transactions and international arbitration. He also advises on oil and gas policy and regulation. His recent engagements have included negotiations of exploration, development and production agreements, joint operating agreements and agreements related to gas infrastructure and development, among other commercial transactions. Peter has also advised national oil companies and governments on multimillion-dollar disputes, including before major arbitral institutions, such as ICSID and ICC.

Peter brings a decade of Silicon Valley experience to bear on corporate transactions and investments in new technologies. He has been involved in several signature transactions in online media, blockchain, life sciences and other technology businesses including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments and technology licences.

He has been recognised as a leading lawyer for several years running, including as a Foreign Expert Based Abroad for Ghana by Chambers and Partners and Band 1 and Band 2 Ghana by The Legal 500.

Prior to joining the firm, Peter was a partner in a global law firm in London. For 10 years, he was a partner in a US-based international law firm in New York, Dubai and London. He has also served as in-house general counsel.

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  • Representing Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) in multiple negotiations with oil majors and other lOCs in connection with exploration, development and production projects, gas development and supply arrangements, financing and security arrangements, and disputes.
  • Representing the government of Ghana in an ICC dispute with a gold mining company.
  • Representing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in a dispute with an oil major.
  • Representing a national mining company in disputes with a joint venture partner.
  • Representing a petroleum regulator in connection with cost assessment matters.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1991


  • California, 1997
  • Massachusetts, 1995
  • New York, 1995

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