Bird & Bird appoints another top corporate lawyer in Germany


Bird & Bird is pleased to announce the appointment of well-known corporate law expert, Dr Peter Veranneman, as a partner in its Frankfurt and Dusseldorf offices.

Prior to joining Bird & Bird, Peter worked as a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Frankfurt, and previously at Hengeler Mueller and Baker & McKenzie.

Peter’s expertise focuses on the areas of capital markets and corporate law as well as public and private M&A. His experience includes advising UCB on its combined Cash-/Equity takeover offer for Schwarz Pharma; Continental on the sale of its electric motor business to Brose; the supervisory board of Continental on its acquisition by Schaeffler; and a banking consortium during the IPO of GAGFAH.

As an editor and co-author of Beck's commentary on the Bond Act, Peter is also recognised as a top specialist in bond markets.

Dr Alexander Schröder- Frerkes, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird Germany and Head of its International Corporate Group, said: "We are delighted to welcome Peter to our team. His excellent reputation and extensive experience in advising public-listed companies on a variety of large transactions make him an excellent addition to our practice."

Peter added: "I am excited to be joining Bird & Bird's strong Corporate team and I look forward to advising on international and cross-border projects in various industry sectors. With 26 locations worldwide and a client base comprising some of the world's most innovative companies, Bird & Bird offers me a perfect platform to do so."