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Peter Schorling is Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig Germany and co-chairs 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 “clever and savvy and understands the complexities in cases" and "an exceptional counsel and support throughout complex international acquisitions" (Chambers and Partners 2023). He was awarded “Lawyer of the year 2018 and 2017, Private Equity” by Handelsblatt, and “Leading Partner in Real Estate Law" by JUVE from 2015 - 2022 and by Who is Who Legal from 2016 - 2022.

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.


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


Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022-2023
    • Corporate, 2022-2023
    • M&A, 2023
    • Real Estate, 2022-2023
    • Transactions, 2023
    • Venture Capital, 2023
    • M&A: Mid-Sized Deals (SUB-€500M), 2022
  • Listed, Chambers Global, Germany - Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market, 2023-2024
  • Listed, Chambers Europe
    • Real Estate, 2016-2023
    • Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market, 2023
  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Notable Practitioner," M&A, 2019-2023
  • Recommended by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany 2021/2022 in the fields of Corporate Law and Venture Capital
  • Recommended by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany 2018-2022 in the fields of M&A, Real Estate Law and Private Equity  
  • "Peter Schorling enters the rankings due to his strength in the German market. He is well placed to handle cross-border acquisitions while also assisting with the formation of joint ventures across various industry sectors." (Chambers and Partners, 2023)
  • "Peter Schorling is characterised by strong analytical skills that allow him to quickly understand complex issues and structures." (Chambers and Partners, 2023)
  • "He is clever and savvy and understands the complexities in cases." (Chambers and Partners, 2023)
  • "Peter Schorling is an exceptional counsel and support throughout complex international acquisitions." (Chambers and Partners, 2023)
  • "He knows how to solve the most complex problems, and in negotiations this leads to very strong problem-solving; he is also available at very short notice at any time and, together with his team, ensures that processes are carried out very quickly." (Chambers and Partners, 2022)
  • "particularly fast, pragmatic, very good industry knowledge" (JUVE, 2022)
  • "For transactions, the team around Peter Schorling is a real powerhouse that acts quickly and efficiently. Thanks to our team of partners, which has meanwhile grown significantly, we can always access the right lawyer for the respective topic. The young generation impresses with its professional competence and pragmatism." (The Legal 500, 2022)
  • "Peter Schorling leads a real team that processes mandates efficiently and without friction." (The Legal 500, 2022)
  • "Superstar without an ego but with razor-sharp mind" (The Legal 500, 2021)
  • "Dr. Peter Schorling is characterized by an unconditional identification with the client's goals and above-average negotiating skills. He is unpretentious and completely results-focused." (The Legal 500, 2021) 
  • "Excellent lawyer, very bright head with an excellent team." (The Legal 500, 2021)
  • "Dr. Peter Schorling cleverly combines real estate law with corporate law. He is therefore a real weapon for us, especially in share deal transactions." (The Legal 500, 2021)
  • "Dr. Schorling combines excellent, extremely pragmatic and versatile advice with a focus on the success of the transaction." (The Legal 500, 2021)
  • "excellent negotiation skills and therefore top results; unpretentious and not to be disturbed; deep economic understanding of the deals and therefore not only top as a lawyer, but also as a consultant in the sense of a "trusted business adviser"; also incredibly personable." (The Legal 500, 2021)
  • "Peter Schorling, Oliver Markmann always very responsive, very commercial and good leaders in complex situations. " (The Legal 500, 2021)
  • "Peter Schorling is described by one client as 'my preferred and most trusted real estate lawyer in Germany'." (Chambers and Partners, 2021)
  • “brilliant negotiator and one of the quickest lawyers I’ve seen.” (Chambers and Partners, 2020)
  • “very much solution-driven.” (Chambers and Partners, 2020) 
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany has listed Peter Schorling as lawyer of the year in the category of M&A in 2020 as well as 2018
  • 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)


  • 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
  • Germany
  • German
  • English
  • French