Peter Polke’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and bank-regulatory matters.

Peter joined the firm in 2006 and became a senior attorney in 2013.

Notable Experience

  • IQVIA in its acquisition of OnkoDataMed.

  • Alstom in its €15 billion merger with Siemens’ mobility business, including its rail traction drives business.

  • General Motors in the sale of its Opel/Vauxhall subsidiary and GM Financial’s European operations to PSA Group.

  • Comilog and Eramet in the sale of Erachem  to the Prince International Corporation.

  • SPIE S.A. in the  €850 million acquisition of SAG Group from private equity firm EQT.

  • SPIE S.A. in the acquisition of the German COMNET group.

  • Neopost in the acquisition of  icon Systemhaus GmbH.

  • Germany’s Financial Market Stabilization Agency (FMSA) in connection with the privatization and the €1.16 billion IPO of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (pbb).

  • American Express in the restructuring of its joint venture with Credit Suisse regarding the issuance and acquiring of credit cards in Switzerland.

  • IMS Health in its acquisition of certain Cegedim information solutions and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) businesses for €385 million.

  • ALTANA in the acquisition of the Rheology Additives Business from Rockwood Holdings Inc.

  • SPIE S.A. in acquisition of the Service Solutions Business from HOCHTIEF Solutions AG, a subsidiary of German construction group HOCHTIEF AG.

  • GfK in relation to various transactions in Germany and other European countries.

  • Helaba in its acquisition of WestLB’s core business.

  • EDF in its €4.7 billion sale of a 45.01 percent participating interest in EnBW to the Land of Baden-Württemberg.

  • ASM Pacific Technology in the acquisition of Siemens Electronic Assembly Systems.

  • Sal. Oppenheim Jr. & Cie. S.C.A and BHF-BANK AG in the sale of BHF Asset Servicing GmbH and Frankfurter Service Kapitalanlage-Gesellschaft mbH to Bank of New York Mellon.

  • Medtronic in the acquisition of the German Krauth Cardio-Vascular, the Swiss Invatec and the Italian Fogazzi.

  • DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale in the joint venture for fund accounting and administration with Allianz Global Investors.

  • Medco Health Solutions in its acquisition of Europa Apotheek Venlo B.V.

  • The German Savings Banks Association (DSGV) in the takeover of Landesbank Berlin.

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