Dr. Peter Wand LL.M.

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB


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

Practice Focus

Peter regularly advises on private and public takeovers, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate restructurings, carve-outs and joint ventures in a number of industry sectors, including insurance, healthcare and automotive.

Representative Legal Matters

  • 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 omni-channel book retailer Thalia.

  • Advised global IT services provider Birlasoft on the worldwide integration aspects of its merger with KPIT.

  • Advised Daimler on its corporate VC program in Europe, Asia and the US.

  • Advised LKQ on the EUR1.5 billion acquisition of Stahlgruber.

  • Advised Sulzer on the acquisition of GEKA Group from 3i.

  • Advised Sika on the acquisition of the FAIST ChemTec Group.

  • Advised Sulzer on the acquisition of the Transcodent Group.

  • Advised Flowserve on the EUR186 million sale of Gestra Group to Spirax-Sarco Engineering.

Professional Honors

  • 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Germany for his work in mergers and acquisitions law, Best Lawyers 2020
  • Leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A work in Germany, Chambers Global 2019/2020
  • Leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A work in Germany, Juve 2019/2020
  • Best Lawyers in Germany 2019 for M&A, Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A work in Germany and the US, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe 2018
  • One of the top 30 M&A lawyers in Germany, Wirtschaftswoche 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Invest Europe - Member of the Investor Regulation Working Group
  • International Bar Association - Member
  • German National Scholarship Foundation - Alumnus
  • European Recovery Program - Alumnus


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


  • (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 2017 (4th edition), July 2017

Co-author (with Dr. Christian Vocke), "Transaktionen ohne Ärger – Versicherungen flankieren Unternehmensverkäufe", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Nr. 203, S.16, 31 August 2016


Moderator, "Corporate Venture Capital and M&A Strategy," 11th Annual International M&A and Corporate Finance Summit 2018, Montreux, Switzerland, 18 June 2018

Speaker, "Cross-border mergers and divisions in the EU: an update", Academy of European Law (ERA), Annual Conference on European Company Law and Corporate Governance 2016, Trier, Germany, 22 September 2016 

Speaker, "Shareholder Activism - Focus Panel", IFLR European M&A Forum 2015, London, United Kingdom, 29 September 2015