Peter is a highly regarded corporate expert and one of the leading experts in the German bond market.
Peter is a joint head of the International Corporate Group and a member of the German and international Automotive group at Bird & Bird. He divides his time between our Frankfurt and Dusseldorf offices.
Peter has built a strong expertise across M&A and capital markets over more than two decades with a particular focus on and reputation for representing bidders and target companies in complex national as well as cross-border takeovers (e.g. advising UCB S.A. on the multi-billion takeover of Schwarz Pharma AG by making a combined cash-/equity-offer). His M&A practice encompasses transactions for mid-sized to large corporates (e.g. Continental, Daimler, Electronics for Imaging, Fresenius, Littelfuse, McKesson, and Siemens) as well as private equity and venture capital houses, particularly those with an IP and IT focus. In addition, Peter is known for advising in a variety of capital markets transactions (incl. financial restructurings) as well as compliance mandates (e.g. he was a member of the advisory team to Daimler on the SEC’s FCPA investigation into Daimler’s worldwide sales practice).
Peter started his career as an attorney back in 1993 and prior to joining Bird & Bird in 2014 was a partner with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. As a student and associate, Peter spent several years in the UK and the US (working for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett), and he is the author of numerous legal publications, the editor and co-author of two renowned legal commentaries on corporate / capital markets law.