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Michael Ziegaus-Clavien


Michael Ziegaus-Clavien advises on all aspects of real estate law with a special focus on advising national and international companies and real estate managers on leasing as well as ongoing asset management of commercial real estate in all asset classes.

Having advised several international insurance companies as well as real estate companies for many years, he has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial lease agreements, property and facility management agreements as well as brokerage agreements. He also represents his clients in and out of court in real estate-related disputes.

In this context, Michael also intensively engages with data protection and IT law aspects that are regularly significant in the context of the management of real estate, inter alia regarding so-called "smart buildings".

Bar admissionsRechtsanwalt admitted with the Rechtsanwaltskammer Munich


  • Ongoing advice to AXA IM on all real estate law issues relating to leasing and management of numerous existing commercial properties and development properties, most recently in connection with the forward leasing of over 10,000 sqm of office space in the "Taurus" property on Frankfurt's Börsenplatz for Citigroup's new German headquarters.
  • Ongoing advice to Barings on leasing and management of numerous existing commercial properties, including the leasing of the "LEO Business Campus" in Stuttgart with over 27,000 sqm of leasable space.
  • Ongoing advice to GLP on leasing and ongoing management of logistics properties and distribution parks.
  • German
  • English
  • Higher Regional Court of Munich, Second State Examination, 2015
  • University of Passau, First State Examination, 2013


  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023/2024: Recognised as “one to watch” for real estate

Prior Experience

Before Michael joined DLA Piper's Munich office in 2018, he worked for two other international law firms in Munich.