Peter Zapf’s practice focuses on corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.

    Before joining us, Peter was an associate at a major Germany-based law firm for four years. He also worked as a secondee for six months at an investment bank.

    Peter advises international and German clients on corporate law matters, with regard to corporate housekeeping and in merger and acquisition transactions.

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    • Advising a listed Japanese company in the acquisition of a German GmbH that manufactures and processes biopharmaceuticals.
    • Advising a venture capital firm with regard to corporate restructuring measures at a German portfolio company active in the field of medical devices.
    • Advising a privately held US company in the acquisition of the business of a German supplier to the automotive industry.
    • Advising the owners of a German data center provider in the sale of their company to a listed Japanese corporation.
    • Advising a Japanese blue chip corporation in the sale of its worldwide diagnostics division to a US purchaser.
    • Advising a US client with regard to the intra-group merger of its German affiliates pursuant to the provisions of the German Law regulating the Transformation of Companies.
    • Advising international clients with regard to German corporate housekeeping maters and the establishment of subsidiaries.


    • Higher Regional Court of Berlin, Second State Examination, 2001
    • Cornell University, LL.M., 1998
    • University of Heidelberg, First State Examination, 1997


    • Germany, 2001
    • New York, 2001


    • English
    • German
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