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Marc P. Werner, LL.M. (Miami)


Marc P. Werner, LL.M. (Miami)
Dutch, English, German
Practice Group

Marc P. Werner’s experience in real estate transactions and real estate financing spans more than 20 years. In particular regarding his niche competence in the hotel industry, he is considered as one of the top lawyers in Germany. He is the "go to" lawyer if it comes to hotel management agreements, lease agreements, franchise agreements and the sale or purchase of single assets and portfolios in the hotel industry.

Competitors, investors, banks, operators and real estate agents acknowledge him as "one of the best for hotels". He is widely known for his pragmatic and solutions-oriented approach and "his opinion counts; if he talks about market standards everyone believes him" (Chambers Europe). Marc P. Werner is Managing Partner of the Frankfurt office and Head of the Global Hotels, Leisure & Gaming Group of Hogan Lovells.



Leading lawyer for Real Estate Law

Chambers Europe 2010–2015

Representative experience

Advising Ivanhoé Cambridge on the sale of its pan-European hotel portfolio.

Advising AXA Investment Managers on the acquisition of Mercure hotel in Stuttgart.

Advising Union Investment on the acquisition of Barceló Hotels in Hamburg and Barcelona, and on the acquisition of Motel One portfolio.

Advising Dohle family on the acquisition of Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg.

Acting for IVG/Fraport AirRail on a hotel management agreement with Hilton concerning the ICE Fernbahnhof (airport railway station) at Frankfurt airport.

Advising Bank of Scotland on the financing of several real estate portfolios.

Advising Millenium & Copthorne hotels on lease agreements and restructuring in Germany.

Advising Steigenberger Hotel Group (incl. InterCity Hotels) on lease, management and franchise agreements.

Advising Steigenberger Hotel Group (incl. InterCity Hotels) on real estate M&A in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Egypt.

Education and admissions


  • Second State Exam in Law, Goethe University Frankfurt, 1996
  • LL.M., University of Miami, 1994
  • First State Exam in Law, Goethe University Frankfurt, 1992


  • CoreNet Global
  • German-American Law Association
  • German-Dutch Law Association


Marc Werner is regarded as a "highly successful" lawyer with "a natural ability" for ensuring the realisation of client real estate investments.

Who's Who Legal Germany

2007 – 2015

"Frequently recommended lawyer" and one of the "leading partners in the real estate sector"

JUVE handbook

2010 – 2014

Leading Individual for Real Estate

Chambers Europe


"[Marc Werner] is well respected and his opinion counts; if he talks about market standards everyone believes him."

Chambers Europe


Marc Werner "one of the best for hotels" (Competitor)

JUVE handbook

2009 – 2014

Recommended as top lawyer for Real Estate Law

Best Lawyers

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