Dr. Peter Schorling

Dr. Peter Schorling

Partner/Shareholder

Peter Schorling is chair of the firm’s German Corporate Group, focusing his practice on M&A transactions. Peter advises on all aspects of M&A and corporate law, providing in-depth expertise in buy-side and sell-side transactions, private equity, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and capital markets. In particular, this includes various cross-border projects for international clients. Peter has wide-ranging experience advising clients in the real estate and media, technology & telecommunications sectors.

Based on his extensive experience, Peter is recognized by legal directories as a leading advisor. He is perceived as “a lawyer you can speak to very well about the commercial aspects” and as “very diplomatic but also very sharp” (Chambers and Partners 2018). He was awarded “Lawyer of the year 2017, Private Equity” by Handelsblatt, and “Leading Partner in Real Estate Law" by JUVE in 2017, 2016 and 2015 and by Who is Who Legal 2017 and 2016. Furthermore, Peter is a member of the supervisory board of a real estate company.

Prior to joining the firm, Peter worked at Olswang in Germany as a partner and in the corporate group and the real estate group of Freshfields in Berlin and Munich as well as for Merrill Lynch, Global Principal Investments, in London.

Concentrations

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (private and public)
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate law
  • Real estate transactions
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Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany 2018/2019 has listed him as lawyer of the year in the category of M&A
  • Recommended by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany 2018/2019 in the fields of M&A, Real Estate Law and Private Equity 
  • Team Member for Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate (2017)
  • “the ‘technically precise’ Peter Schorling” (The Legal 500, 2017)
  • “’tough in negotiations, but constructive and fair’, client” (JUVE 2017)
  • Leading Partner in Real Estate Law, JUVE 2017
  • Peter is listed in Who is Who Legal 2017 and 2016 as leading real estate lawyer
  • Recommended by Best Lawyers in Germany 2017 in the category of M&A Law and Private Equity Law and recognized as lawyer of the year 2017
  • “the ‘solution-oriented and engaged’ Peter Schorling” (The Legal 500, 2016)
  • “Clients praise his committed approach and regard him as ‘very clear, and very strong in negotiations’.” (Chambers and Partners 2016)
  • “Clients praise the ‘diligent’ Peter Schorling for doing ‘really good work’.” (Chambers and Partners 2015)
  • “the ‘excellent’ Peter Schorling” (The Legal 500, 2015)
  • “Peter Schorling is ‘experienced, friendly and always contactable’.” (The Legal 500, 2015) “Clients say Peter Schorling is ‘a smart negotiator who understands what people need to achieve and adapts quickly when things change.’ Other interviewees highlight his creative approach, saying: ‘He is dynamic and has lots of ideas for working around a problem.’” (Chambers and Partners 2014)
  • “’very service-focused, quick responses, strong network of investors in London, also helpful for strategic business development’, client” (JUVE 2014)
  • “Interviewees describe Peter Schorling as a rising star.” (Chambers and Partners 2013)
  • “’quick, fair billing, I feel that I am in good hands’, client” (JUVE 2013)
  • “Sources admire Peter Schorling for his ‘detailed and efficient’ working style. As one client notes, ‘you can give him a specific task and he will follow it precisely.’” (Chambers and Partners 2012)
  • “’pragmatic, business-oriented thinking’, ‘highly committed to clients and deals’, clients” (JUVE 2012)
  • “’first-class, even under pressure’, ‘a lawyer who thinks like a businessman’, corporate client” (JUVE 2012)
  • “Peter Schorling is ‘dynamic and client-focused’, according to sources.” (Chambers and Partners 2010)

Credentials

Education
  • Second Legal State Exam, Berlin/Germany, 2002
  • Ph.D., Friedrich Schiller Universität, Jena/Germany, 2002
  • First Legal State Exam, Ludwigs-Maximilian Universität, Munich/Germany, 1998
Admissions
  • Germany
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French