Peter Sahlas is an Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of New York, admitted to the bar in 1999. He specializes in the resolution of complex international disputes involving public authorities in emerging markets. He builds and manages litigation teams and supervises their work in jurisdictions across Europe and North America, and handles government relations and public advocacy on behalf of his clients.
He also designs and implements international advisory projects on law reform in countries experiencing major transitions and marked by ongoing political risk and economic instability.
Over the past ten years, clients have ranged from government agencies to law firms, companies or individuals with significant interests in emerging markets. In addition to litigation work, he regularly engages with institutions such as the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the United Nations, with the foreign and justice ministries and law enforcement agencies of several countries, and with leading international non-governmental organizations and news media. He has a substantial pro bono practice in human rights law and frequently works with academic experts in his fields of expertise.