Peter Lotz, M.C.J. (NYU)

Rechtsanwalt, Attorney-At-Law (N.Y.)
Managing Partner

Peter Lotz has extensive experience in counseling foreign investors as well as German businesses in the areas of cross-border transactions and technologies transactions with an emphasis on the life-sciences and IT/telecommunication industries.

Peter’s experience includes the structuring of international and domestic corporate transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and research & development cooperations. He has represented domestic and foreign clients in multijurisdictional M&A transactions and joint ventures as well as in connection with the acquisition, licensing, and commercialization of intellectual property assets and the structuring of international research and development projects. In this context, he has represented foreign clients from, and German clients in transactions related to, the U.S.A., Canada, various European countries, China, and Japan.

Peter also regularly counsels clients in compliance, competition, IP, and product liability issues in connection with the development and launching of products in the German market. He also represents multinational clients on German data protection compliance issues in cross-border transfers of personal data and regularly advises on the implementation of contractual compliance measures as well as the compliant structuring of global corporate networks.

Peter’s recent projects include acquisitions and joint ventures involving entities in the U.S.A., China, the United Arab Emirates and Latin America. Peter’s clients include multinational Forbes 500 companies as well as highly specialized high-tech companies in the areas of IT and biotech.

Prior to joining MAYRFELD, Peter was affiliated with the Chicago, Frankfurt, and Munich offices of Jones Day, and served as a partner with a nation-wide German law firm.

Practice Areas

Cross-Border Transactions, Technology Transactions, Corporate Transactions, IT, Life Sciences, IP, Data Protection, and Compliance

Bar Admissions

Peter is admitted to the bars in Germany and in the State of New York.

Lectures / Teaching

Lecturer on legal issues in the area of life sciences at TRAIN Academy


Biotechnologie-Industrie-Organisation Deutschland e.V. (BIO Deutschland e. V.)

Society for musical performance and mechanical reproduction rights (GEMA)


New York University School of Law, New York
Master of Comparative Jurisprudence

Court of Appeals Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
Second State Examination

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main
First State Examination (J..D.) Law


German, English