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Dr. Christian Zerr


Dr. Christian Zerr
English, French, German
Practice Group

For more than 15 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

Advising investors and hotel companies on 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 an investor and a hotel company on disputes with strategic cooperation partners and insolvency administrators due to the insolvency of German investment company.

Negotiation of a multiple franchise deal for an international hotel company.

Representing an Asian high-tech company in an ICC arbitration in connection with a post-M&A dispute 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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