- Practice areas
- Legal practice
Dr. Kränzlin has more than 30 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.
- Areas of expertise
Dr. Kränzlin assumes memberships on Advisory and Supervisory Boards
- Education and career
since 2009: Partner at FPS 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 Pittsburgh University, School of Law, PSA, USA
- Anmerkung zum Urteil des LG München I, 10.12.2013 - 5HK O 1387/10: Die Einrichtung eines funktionierenden Compliance-Systems gehört zur Gesamtverantwortung des Vorstands, in: Compliance-Berater 2014, S. 176
- Die Gewährleistungsversicherung bei Unternehmenskäufen - neue Entwicklungen und Gestaltungshinweise, in: BB 2013, S. 2314-2318
WirtschaftsWoche – Top Lawyer:
An independent jury commissioned by WirtschaftsWoche selected Dr. Georg Peter Kränzlin as one of the most renowned attorneys for compliance in Germany.
Best Lawyers® International:
Dr. Georg-Peter Kränzlin was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Germany in the fields of Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice and Corporate Law since already 2013, in M&A since 2017, in Arbitration & Mediation since 2018 and in Private Equity Law since 2019.
Dr. Georg-Peter Kränzlin recommended in corporate law and M&A (“did an excellent job”, client; “incredibly experienced in the industrial sector”, competitor; „good choice for transactions", client ).
Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt:
Dr. Georg-Peter Kränzlin is listed by Best Lawyers as peer-recommended lawyer in Germany in the field of "Corporate Governance & Compliance". The list of the most outstanding commercial lawyers has exclusively been evaluated by the highly-respected peer-review publication Best Lawyers for the Handelsblatt.
Corporate Live Wire 2015:
Georg-Peter Kränzlin recommended in the category M&A, Germany.