Main focus

Clients and Main Focus

Dr. Peter Schad provides legal advice to private clients as well as to companies, their commit-tees and members of management and supervisory boards. As a former general counsel and Chief Legal Officer/COO of banks Dr. Peter Schad is familiar and well experienced with all mat-ters related to company law.

Private Clients

Legal advice in all areas of commercial and financial law, as for example linked to investments, financings, restructuring and the winding-down of failed investments, raise claims and defend unjustified claims.

Banking Law

(Private Clients)
– Financings
– Restructuring and support winding-down of failed investments
– Credit derivatives
– Credit securities
– Investments and investment consulting

Real Estate Law and Real Estate Financing

(Private Clients)
– Acquisition and disposal of properties as well as private and commercial real estate
– Financing, restructuring and reversed transaction of failed investments in real estate in-cluding collaterals and credit derivatives.


– Consulting on investments and their financing, especially investments in real estate
– Support of establishment and set-up of companies and start-ups, especially regarding the regulatory requirements under the German Banking Act (KWG) and the Payment Services Supervision Act (ZAG)
– Consulting of corporate committees and single members in respect of the feasibility and the lawfulness of corporate actions and decisions under company law, legal conflicts and legal defense/enforcement of claims for damages.

Regulatory Law, Compliance and Data Protection

– Set-up and implementation of the company’s compliance- and data protection schemes;
– Consulting on the adaptation of compliance on changes to the law
– Analysis and investigation of compliance related incidents, development of defending strategies and preparation of defense strategies in litigation;
– Support of projects regarding the implementation of new/amended regulatory require-ments.

Restructuring, Reorganization and Acquisition/Sale of Companies

– All legal aspects in the context of organizational and legal outsourcing/spin-off of busi-ness units, the transfer of business as a whole, the acquisition/disposal of business units, regulatory aspects linked to the reorganization of a company;
– Corporate and transformation law, regulatory law, employment law, negotiation and preparation of contracts

Credit Law and Credit Securities

– Preparation/negotiation of credit agreements concerning commercial real estate, syndi-cated loans including their collateralization with mortgages and all other usual collateral securities (assignment/transfer of ownership for security purpose, pledge etc.)
– Syndication of loans and transfer of credit risks by securitization, sub-participation and guarantees
– Restructuring and negotiation of non-/sub-performing (real estate-) loans and syndicated financing including the defense of unjustified claims, other creditors, liquidators etc.
– Sale of non-performing, sub-performing or non-strategic loans and credit portfolios, legal due diligence, preparation/negotiation of sales agreements including the review of regu-latory requirements

Real Estate Law and Commercial Rental Agreements

From the acquisition/disposal of single properties to structuring the acquisition/disposal of commercial real estate and real estate portfolios including the preparation and negotiation of all transaction contracts, transfer by means of “asset deal” and “share deal” including legal due diligence.