Georg-Peter Kränzlin

Georg-Peter Kränzlin


Grant Thornton AG

Recognized since 2013

Düsseldorf, Germany

Practice Areas

Arbitration and Mediation

Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Private Equity Law

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Experience:
Dr. Kränzlin has more than 28 years of experience as attorney, inhouse counsel and line functions in the industry. In the industry he held various functions as Legal Counsel, General Counsel, Head of M&A and HR & O as well as line functions as managing director, member of the executive board and supervisory board which allows him to cover not only the legal needs for his clients but also the strategic and business oriented aspect of the problem. He focuses in his legal practice on national and international Commercial and Company Law (esp. Stock Corporate Law and Liability of Board Members), Corporate Finance / Mergers & Acquisitions in the USA, Europe and Asia, establishment of foreign (joint- venture) companies, commercial and strategic management and controlling of subsidiaries / participations, Restructuring as well as Compliance/Corporate Governance and Board Room Consulting.

Legal Education and Professional Career:
  • since 2009: Partner at FPS Rechtsanwälte & Notare in Düsseldorf
  • 2000-2008: General Counsel /Head of M&A and Member of the Executive Board of Babcock Borsig AG, Oberhausen
  • 1996-2000: General Counsel of ThyssenKrupp Elevators AG
  • 1991-1995: General Counsel and Deputy Member of the Executive Board of Gebr. Kulenkampff AG, Bremen
  • 1986-1991: Legal Counsel and Branch-CFO of Digital Equipment GmbH, München
  • 1983-1986: Attorney in the law firm Ahlers & Vogel, Bremen
  • 1983: Legal thesis on “Agency Law in German-American Business Transactions”
  • 1982: Assistant at the University of Augsburg 1981: Admittance to the Bar in Germany
  • 1974-1981: Law studies at the School of Law of the University of Augsburg (specialized on International and Foreign Law) and at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Location

  • Johannstraße 39
    Düsseldorf 40476
    Germany

Languages

  • English
  • German

Grant Thornton AG
Berlin, Germany

2 The Best Lawyers in Germany awards

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2023 for work in:

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Private Equity Law

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