Peter Schnur

Biography

CHAIR, CORPORATE, M&A, AND SECURITIES PRACTICE GROUP

Peter's practice focuses on advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and other significant corporate matters, including:

  • private equity transactions
  • cross-border transactions
  • corporate divestitures
  • corporate finance and securities laws matters
  • compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act

Peter advises clients in a wide range of industries, which include transportation and logistics; information analytics; industrial and manufacturing; defense; technology; gaming and retail.

Outside the Firm

Peter was born in Munich, Germany and is proficient in both the German and French languages.

Experience

  • Paddy Power Betfair plc, in its acquisition of StarStreet, Inc., a U.S. based daily fantasy sports operator. 
  • Trident Maritime Systems, LLC, in its acquisition of Callenberg Technology Group from Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS. 
  • J.F. Lehman & Company, in its acquisition of the heavy equipment and mining divisions of Oldenburg Group Incorporated.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company, in its acquisition of API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave, power, and security solutions.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company, in its acquisition of American Scaffold, a leading provider of scaffolding systems and environmental containment solutions for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of U.S. Government vessels.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company, in its acquisition of Ravn Air Group, a regional air transportation provider in the niche geographic market of Alaska.
  • IHS Inc., in the sale of substantially all of the assets and liabilities of IHS’ Operational Excellence & Risk Management business to a financial sponsor.
  • IHS Inc., in its $1.4 billion acquisition of R.L. Polk & Co., a leader in the automotive industry and owner of the Carfax brand.

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    Recognitions

    Peter led a deal team that was awarded the Consumer Deal of the Year Award by the M&A Advisor.

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    Affiliations

    Memberships

    • New York State Bar Association
    Professional Activities

    Peter is active in the leadership of the Firm, currently serving as the Chair of the Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group, and as a member of the Officer Nominating Committee, Distribution Committee, and Recruiting Committee. 

    Peter is also an active member of the Columbia College Alumni Association and Fordham Law Alumni Association.  

    Credentials

    Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • New York

    Education

    • Columbia University, BA
    • Fordham University School of Law, JD