Peter Decker is a German-qualified partner in the Munich office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
With more than 20 years experience, Peter Decker has practiced in the area of real estate and real estate financing since the beginning of his career. He has extensive experience in real estate development projects and national, and international real estate transactions, involving both asset and share deals, joint ventures, sale and leasebacks and commercial leasing deals.
Mr. Decker advises on turn-key construction projects, including contract management, claim- and risk management, real estate finance, real estate reorganization and restructurings. He also specializes in hotels, boarding houses and nursing homes. In addition, he has strong expertise in advising and representing clients in national and international litigation and arbitration cases related to real estate projects and commercial lease agreements.
Peter Decker is a frequent speaker at seminars and congresses on real estate law issues and topics related to real estate transactions and special real estate (e.g. photovoltaic parks). He is ranked as one of the leading Real Estate lawyers in Germany by Chambers Europe 2016, which notes that “sources value Peter Decker…for his strong commercial instinct” and comment that he “combines sound legal advice with business sense”. Clients also regard him as “assertive, strong and persistent in negotiations”, “highly professional” and recommend him for his “great service” ( JUVE Handbook for German Commercial Law Firms). Most recently, the 2012 edition of Legal 500 EMEA ranked Mr. Decker and his team as one of the leading real estate legal teams in Germany, Legal Experts EMEA 2013 ranked him as a leading lawyer in the field of Construction and Real Estate, and the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers listed him as one of the foremost real estate practitioners worldwide (2011 and 2012 editions).
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Decker headed the Real Estate Department of a well-known German law firm, and before that he acted as managing director of a development company, focusing on hotels and nursing homes.
Peter Decker speaks German, English, Italian and Spanish.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Admitted as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 1982
Qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, MRICS, since 2010
University of Regensburg - 1984 Dr. jur.
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - 1982 Law Degree
Germany - Rechtsanwalt