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Peter German



"Peter German has market-leading knowledge of the Jersey aspects of structuring, execution and financing of inbound real estate investment."

Legal 500

"Responsive and helpful – onshore firms trust him when deals stray into untested territory."

Legal 500

“The best, no question. Technically very strong but commercial and can deliver a deal. Great with clients and keeps costs under control.”


“Has willingness to listen to and understand problems.”

Legal 500

“An excellent lawyer.”

Legal 500



Peter's practice is corporate and banking, including local and international banking with a particular focus on real estate finance, restructuring and REITs. Peter specialises in providing partner-led, practical commercial legal advice within the context of the multi-jurisdictional transactions in which Jersey vehicles tend to operate; and in adapting Jersey law solutions to the commercial imperatives of the overall transaction.

Peter advises financial institutions, trustees, borrowers and other entities on all aspects of Jersey corporate, security and banking law. He advises on REIT structuring and listing and also advises local and international banking institutions on banking regulation matters.  


Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2005, Peter worked for New Zealand law firms Simpson Grierson and Chapman Tripp, for Norton Rose in Bahrain and Qatar and as general counsel for the Ali Alghanim Group in Kuwait.  Peter became a partner of Carey Olsen in January 2012.

Peter qualified as a barrister & solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1994, in England and Wales in 2007 and as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2009. He was educated at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Relevant experience

  • Acting for GE Capital Real Estate in its £130m financing of Blackstone's £186m acquisition of St Enoch Shopping Centre, Glasgow from Ivanhoe Cambridge
  • Advising GE Capital Real Estate in its £72m financing of Ares Real Estate Group's £115m acquisition of 10 Fleet Place, London
  • Acting for Morgan Stanley in its £60m financing of Blackstone's acquisition of 1 America Square, London
  • Acting for Oxford Properties in its £83m acquisition of the Royal Exchange, London from IBRC and Alanis Capital
  • Acting for Oxford Properties in its £235m acquisition of King Edward Court, 10 Paternoster Square, London, home of the London Stock Exchange from MEC.


Awards and accolades


Peter is rated as a 'Leading Lawyer - Highly regarded' in IFLR1000 and ranked as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500.

L500 UK Leading Individual 2024
Peter German Chambers UK 2024