Dr. Denise Peter

Dr. Denise Peter advises both foreign and domestic clients in all matters of corporate law, including codetermination. She supports companies in conducting international internal investigations and implementing compliance programs. Moreover, Dr. Peter focuses on corporate advice to family businesses.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Dr. Peter worked as a lawyer in one of Germany’s leading law firms specializing in labor law and as a research assistant both at several international law firms and at the chair of civil law, labor law, civil procedure law and legal theory at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena.

Professional Activities

Dr. Peter is member of the German Lawyers’ Association (DAV) and the German Lawyers Day (DJT).


Arbeitsrecht in Familienunternehmen – Legitimität und Grenzen eines Sonderarbeitsrechts für Familienunternehmen (“Labour Law in Family Businesses”), doctoral thesis, Jena 2017

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  • Education

    • Doctorate in Law, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, 2017

    • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, 2015

    • First State Exam, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, 2009

  • Admissions

    • Berlin

  • Languages

    • German

    • English