Client Focus

Industrial Manufacturing


Luxury Brands

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Paris


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1982


  • French
  • Italian
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Peter R. Sternberg


A partner in Venable's Corporate Group, Peter Sternberg has an international transactional practice with a focus on cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures. Peter advises clients in both the United States and the European Union and across several industry sectors, including industrial manufacturing, technology, transportation, and luxury brands. He advises multinational conglomerates, and middle-market and smaller businesses.

In addition to his transactional practice, Peter's experience includes the development of U.S. export control/economic sanctions compliance programs for non-U.S. companies; he is also actively engaged in multijurisdictional disputes, including commercial arbitration and litigation, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, employment, and construction matters.

Peter has lived and worked extensively in the United States, France, and Italy. He is admitted to practice in New York and Paris and is professionally fluent in French and Italian.


  • Advising clients in the U.S. and EU in connection with numerous acquisitions of industrial manufacturing facilities (principally electronic and mechanical components)
  • Structuring joint ventures in the U.S. and EU for industrial design and manufacturing companies
  • Advising EU private equity investors in multiple investment and disposal transactions in the U.S. and EU in various industries, including retail and distribution, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and defense electronics
  • Advising private investor groups in acquisitions and dispositions of interests in U.S. publicly traded technology, pharmaceuticals, and life sciences companies