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Dr. Georg-Peter Kränzlin


Königsallee 60 C (KÖ-Höfe)
40212 Dusseldorf

T +49 211 30 20 15-60
F +49 211 30 20 15-90

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Doctorate degree: Augsburg 1983
Admitted in: 1981

Universities: Augsburg und Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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


German, English

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


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.

JUVE Handbook:
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.