Dr. Peter Wand LL.M.

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwalten 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 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)


  • 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)


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  • German