Dr. Peter Bird is a Managing Director in BRG’s Singapore office, focusing on expert testimony on economic and financial issues, including valuation and quantification of damages.
His expert witness experience includes M&A and private equity disputes, joint venture disputes, and disputes relating to projects in the infrastructure, energy and utilities sectors, and their financing.
A PhD economist by training, Dr. Bird started his career as an academic, researcher, and economic consultant. He went on to pursue a distinguished twenty-five-year investment banking career with a leading international investment bank, rising to executive vice-chairman, and has a global track record in mergers and acquisitions, privatisation, ECM, and debt advice, principally in the energy, infrastructure, and utilities sectors. He has been based in Singapore for over a decade and has worked across Asia and globally.
As an investment banker, Dr. Bird built a world-leading utilities business and a leading Southeast Asia advisory business, and founded a world-leading franchise in renewable energy.
Earlier in his career, as an economic consultant, Dr. Bird played a key part in helping to design the UK electricity market. He also worked in the nuclear sector and remains involved in nuclear issues. His specialist areas of expertise include:
- Valuation and quantification of damages
- On- and off-market M&A, including cross-border
- Private equity M&A transactions
- Commercial agreements in the energy sector, especially power sector
- Construction and infrastructure disputes
- Project finance/project agreements (EPC, O&M, government support, etc.)
- Nuclear energy and renewable energy
- Design of electricity markets
- Utility regulation
- Privatisation of state-owned assets in developed and emerging markets
Dr. Bird has been instructed as an expert on a number of occasions and has given expert evidence.
2017 – 2019
Rothschild & Co
2012 – present
Co-head of global utilities, co-head / executive vice-chairman, global financial advisory, SE Asia
2008 – 2012
Managing director, director, assistant director
1990 – 2008
Coopers & Lybrand Management Consulting
Principal consultant, senior consultant
1988 – 1990
1985 – 1988
Christian Michelsen Institute
1984 – 1985
University of Stirling
Lecturer in economics
1977 – 1984
Lecturer in economics
1976 – 1977
Areas of Expertise
BA, PhD, Economics, 1970 – 1976