Peter Wand

Dr. Peter Wand LL.M.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Peter Wand is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Baker McKenzie. He has more than 20 years of experience in cross-border M&A transactions for corporate, private equity and venture capital clients.

Practice Focus

Peter regularly advises on high-end M&A transactions, reorganizations, carve-outs and joint ventures with a focus on automotive, financial services and healthcare. He also has long-standing experience advising leading institutional investors on fund investments and other asset management-related transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Regularly advises Mercedes-Benz on M&A transactions.

  • Regularly advises Tencent on venture capital transactions.

  • Regularly advises leading institutional investors on their fund investments.

  • Advised Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology on a domination and profit and loss transfer agreement.

  • Advised Nokian Tyres on the sale of its Russian operations to Tatneft.

  • Advised VINCI Energies on the acquisition of Kontron's IT services business.

  • Advised Rakuten on a long-term partnership with 1&1 to build its own mobile network.

  • Advised Visa on its acquisition of Payworks, a provider of next-generation point of sale payment technology.

  • Advised specialty chemicals group Evonik on the EUR 3 billion sale of its methacrylates business to funds advised by Advent International.

  • Advised Mayersche Buchhandlung with Best Of Books on the merger with omnichannel book retailer Thalia.

Professional Honors

  • Legal 500 for Corporate as well as M&A Mid-cap and Large Deals (EUR 500m+) in Germany, 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in Germany for his work in M&A, 2023/24
  • Leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A work in Germany, JUVE 2023/2024
  • Leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A work in Germany, Chambers Global 2019/2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Invest Europe - Member of the Investor Regulation Working Group
  • German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association - Member Corporate Law Legal Advisory Board
  • International Bar Association - Member


  • New York~United States (2002)
  • Germany (1999)


  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Dr. jur.) (2000)
  • Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) (1998)
  • State of Bavaria (Second State Exam) (1997)
  • State of Bavaria (First State Exam) (1995)


  • English
  • French
  • German


  • Author, "Health Care M&A Transactions in Germany," PLI Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book (10th edition), October 2024

  • Co-author (with Bella V. Jimenez), "Dry season in funding," IFLR, 18 April 2023

  • Co-author (with Rouven Reuter), "Transactions involving warranty & indemnity (W&I) insurance," "Legal Project Management" and "Compliance," in Kaestle/Svernloev, Legal Due Diligence in International M&A Transactions, 2022  

  • Co-author (with Tobias Greven and Rouven Reuter), "Legal Project Management bei M&A-Transaktionen," Zeitschrift für Unternehmensjuristen, 6-2021, pp. 49-52

  • Co-author (with Rouven Reuter et al.), "Insurtech: Opportunities and Legal Challenges for the Insurance Industry," (pts. 3 & 4), Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier, No. 2-2020, pp. 75-88

  • Author, "Käufe mit geringer Haftung - Die Konjunktur bei Unternehmenskäufen," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, No. 85, p. 16, 10 April 2019