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 15 years of experience in cross-border transactions and focuses his practice on M&A transactions for corporate, private equity and venture capital clients. Chambers Global and Chambers Europe (2018) rank Peter as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A work in both Germany and the US. In 2016, the German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche listed him as one of the top 30 M&A lawyers in Germany.

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 Mayersche Buchhandlung on merger with Thalia.
  • Advised Birlasoft on integration aspects of its merger with KPIT.
  • Advised LKQ on the EUR1.5 billion acquisition of Stahlgruber.
  • Advised Daimler on numerous venture fund investments in Europe and the US.
  • 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 Daimler on the joint venture with Via to launch on-demand ride-sharing services in Europe.
  • 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
  • Best Lawyers in Germany 2019 for M&A, Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers, 2019

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