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Georg-Peter Kränzlin

Dr. Georg-Peter Kränzlin


Dr. Georg-Peter Kränzlin is Partner and lawyer with Grant Thornton Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Düsseldorf office. He has more than 35 years' work experience in the industry (including executive roles in executive boards, as director and supervisory board member, partly of listed companies) and in the legal profession. He advises national and international businesses and groups of companies of various sizes and industries, medium-sized (family) businesses and board members.

Fields of expertise

  • Advising on commercial and corporate law and contract drafting
  • Structuring and assistance for national and international corporate transactions (M&A)
  • Advising board members on all aspects of contracts, corporate governance, compliance and directors and officers liability (D&O)
  • Insolvency law, reorganisation and restructuring
  • Advising on succession planning


  • Supervisory board member in two steel trading companies
  • Member of the Düsseldorf bar association


  • WirtschaftsWoche – Top Lawyer:
    An independent jury commissioned by WirtschaftsWoche selected Dr. Georg Peter Kränzlin as one of the most renowned attorneys for compliance 2019 and for corporate law 2020 &2021 in Germany. In 2022, Dr. Kränzlin was listed again among the most renowned law firms and lawyers for corporate law.
  • Best Lawyers® International
    Since 2013, Dr. Georg-Peter Kränzlin is listed in Germany in The Best Lawyers™ in Corporate Governance & Compliance and Company Law,[nbsp], since 2017 in M&A, since 2018 in Arbitration [&] Mediation, and since 2019 in Private Equity Law.
    In 2020, Dr. Georg-Peter Kränzlin was elected one of the top business lawyers in Germany for „Arbitration and Mediation”, “Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice”, “Corporate Law”, “Mergers and Acquisitions Law” and “Private Equity Law". Germany's most reputable legal advisors were appointed by the US publisher Best-Lawyers in an extensive peer-to-peer process.
  • 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 in 2021 and 2022 listed by Best Lawyers as peer-recommended lawyer in Germany in the field of "Corporate Governance & Compliance", “Mergers & Acquisition”, “Corporate law”, “Private equity” and “Arbitration proceedings/settlement of disputes/mediation”. 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.
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