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Dr. Christian Zerr


Dr. Christian Zerr
English, French, German
Practice Group

For more than 13 years Christian Zerr has been providing advice in litigation (commercial and corporate litigation, preliminary injunctions) and real estate matters with focus on hotel properties. Strategic considerations in the context of complex disputes, precise briefs as well as his negotiation skills gain recognition with clients and the court. Temporarily he was in-house counsel in the hotel industry as general counsel for Arabella Starwood.

Christian is an industry leader for all issues relating to hotels and the operation of hotels. For both, the negotiations of multiple franchise deals with international brands, lease and management agreements as well as real estate transactions, Christian provides professional support.



Representative Experience

Acting for investors and hotel companies in the negotiation of lease, management and franchise agreements for international and national brands, often in development projects.

Advising on transactions related to hotel properties and hotel operation.

Advising the largest Irish property investor as well as an international hotel company on disputes with strategic cooperation partners and insolvency administrators in connection with the insolvency of German investment company.

Representing a large Asian high-tech company in an ICC arbitration in connection with a post-M&A dispute on purchase price adjustment, representations and indemnifications following the acquisition of a business unit from Siemens.

Education and admissions


  • LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • University of Paris II
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