Dr. Eckart Petzold is Licensed Specialist for Corporate Law (Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht) and Head of Luther’s Italian Desk. He assists domestic and foreign investors in their Corporate and M&A activities in Germany and worldwide, particularly in connection with cross-border transactions with a focus on international joint ventures and commercial agreements, negotiating in German, English, Italian (sworn translator) and French.
Dr. Eckart Petzold was born in Hamburg in 1956. He studied law (PhD.) in Freiburg, Germany, and Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1975 he trained in a leading Swiss bank. In 1983 he was admitted to the Bar. From 1985 to 2005 he practised as lawyer and, from 1989 onwards, was a Partner of the international law firm Lovells, including predecessor firms. From 2005 onwards he was responsible, as Partner of GSK, for the German-Italian Cross-Border Team which moved to Luther in 2014. Dr. Eckart Petzold is Chairman of the German-Italian Trade Association MERCURIO, Honorary Deputy Chairman of the International Association of Italian-Speaking Lawyers AIGLI and Member of the Commission for Translators (Italian) of the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce.