Dr. Ulrich Hennings LL.M.

Principal Counsel
Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Ulrich Hennings has acted as a transactional and corporate lawyer for more than 30 years. After having focused in the nineties on the privatization of companies in East Germany, he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions and corporate law in connection with national and trans-border transactions and reorganizations with a special focus on hotel related deals including acquisitions, hotel lease and management agreements.

Practice Focus

Ulrich regularly advises German and international clients on M&A and real estate transactions, in particular in the area "Hotels and Resorts".

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised D. H. Deutsche Hospitality Ltd. on the sale of Steigenberger Hotels AG.
  • Has acted as counsel for a French hotel group on the sale of a portfolio consisting of 10 hotels.
  • Advised a French hotel operator on a management agreement regarding a luxury hotel in Türkiye.
  • Advised a Thai investor on the acquisition of eight hotels located in Germany.
  • Advised a US hotel management company on the management agreement for a hotel project in Berlin.
  • Advised a German fund on the prolongation of a hotel lease agreement and on the later sale of the respective hotel.
  • Acted as counsel for Al Rayyan Tourism & Investment Company W.L.L. in connection with a purchase agreement on two five-star hotels (Grand Hyatt Hotel and Maritim Hotel) in Berlin.
  • Advised an investor on the purchase agreement of the five-star hotel "The Charles" in Munich.
  • Represented the Rezidor Group in connection with a number of major hotel lease agreements of city and airport hotels.
  • Acted as counsel for Rezidor Group on a joint venture with "prizeotel" and the later acquisition of all shares of "prizeotel".

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin - Member


  • Berlin~Germany (1991)
  • Frankfurt/M.~Germany (1988)


  • University of Miami (LL.M.) (1988)
  • University of Freiburg (Dr. jur.) (1987)
  • State of Bavaria (Second State Exam) (1986)
  • University of Munich (First State Exam) (1982)


  • English
  • German

Previous Offices

  • Frankfurt

Ulrich gives on a regular basis hotel related lectures at hotel congresses in Germany.