Commitment. Ideas. Partnership.

Partnering Your Interests.

Located in the heart of Berlin we have been a genuine alternative to large and impersonal law firms since 2001. People who come to us seeking advice and help profit from our broad expertise and highly qualified legal work. At the same time, they feel that they are in good hands. We attach great importance to personal support for every single client. 

Effective. Experienced. Successful.

We are convinced that we can only maintain a high level of service by concentrating on a few areas. Hence, everyone at our law firm has their clear-cut fields of activity. As our client, you can count on your attorney being a well-versed expert. We regard this as the essential precondition for effective and successful attorney-client relationships. 

The three pillars of our work: 


Personal support, transparency and clarity. 


We want to present your legal situation and possible courses of action to you clearly and understandably. Efficiency is a key issue for us. There must be a sound balance between cost and benefit, and the billing of our services transparent at all times. 


We are committed to these principles. They guide our actions.  

Michel LLP is a member of the International Lawyers Network (ILN), an association of highly qualified law firms with more than 5,000 attorneys worldwide. The Network provides clients with comprehensive and easily accessible legal services in 66 countries on six continents. 

Our Attorneys

Dr. Wolf-Friedrich Michel
Dr. Wolf-Friedrich Michel

Dr. Wolf-Friedrich Michel

Dr. Wolf-Friedrich Michel is a notary public and attorney working mainly in the field of real estate and corporate law. Here, he handles in particular real estate transactions and represents leading Berlin property and building developers and also insurance companies. A key focus of Dr. Wolf-Friedrich Michel's forensic work is on attorney and notary public liability law. 


  • Born in Wiesbaden in 1962 
  • Trained as a bank clerk 
  • Studied at the universities of Mainz, Göttingen 
  • and Freiburg im Breisgau 
  • Qualified as attorney-at-law in 1993 
  • Appointed as a notary in 2001 

Rechtsanwalt und Notar, Partner

Ioannis Lazos
Ioannis Lazos

Ioannis Lazos

Besides handling court cases on construction-law matters, loannis Lazos' work mainly involves advising ongoing construction projects, such as the drafting of architect and general contractor agreements. His clients are property developers active throughout Germany, the public sector and national utility and infrastructure companies. He also works as an arbitrator in construction-law disputes. 


  • Born in Hamburg in 1964 
  • Studied at the university of Hamburg 
  • Qualified as attorney-at-law in 1993 

Rechtsanwalt, Partner
Fachanwalt für Bau- und Architektenrecht

Dr. Erik Bettin
Dr. Erik Bettin

Dr. Erik Bettin

Dr. Erik Bettin advises and represents commercial clients in the fields of real estate law, banking law, commercial tenancy law, corporate law and general economic law. In real estate law, his clients are sellers and buyers involved in medium-sized and large portfolio transactions. As a notary public, his focus is on real estate and corporate law. 


  • Born in Berlin in 1971 
  • Trained as a bank clerk 
  • Studied at the university of Berlin 
  • Qualified as attorney-at-law in 2000 
  • Appointed as a notary in 2010  

Rechtsanwalt und Notar, Partner

Tobias Fuhrmann
Tobias Fuhrmann

Tobias Fuhrmann

Real estate and company law are the core areas of Tobias Fuhrmann's work as an attorney and notary public. This includes drafting and negotiating contracts and also representing shareholders, companies and their executive bodies in and out of court. In addition, Tobias Fuhrmann works not only in construction and architect law but also in economic law and inheritance law matters. 


  • Born in Berlin in 1969 
  • Trained as a bank clerk 
  • Studied at the University of Heidelberg 
  • Qualified as attorney-at-law in 1998 
  • Appointed as a notary in 2010  

Rechtsanwalt und Notar, Partner

Dr. Angelika Wendt
Dr. Angelika Wendt

Dr. Angelika Wendt

Dr. Angelika Wendt's core competencies lie in real estate law and commercial tenancy law. She also helps companies in civil-law questions and with the drafting of contracts. Dr. Angelika Wendt advises and represents real-estate funds in renovation matters and also takes on work relating to employment law and procedural law. 


  • Born in Berlin in 1974 
  • Studied at the university of Berlin 
  • Qualified as attorney-at-law in 2002 

Rechtsanwältin, Partnerin

Burkhard Grell
Burkhard Grell

Burkhard Grell

Already during his legal clerkship, Burkhard Grell specialized in economic law, especially insolvency law. He started practising law at a major German insolvency law firm and then joined the legal department of a German bank. He now works predominantly in the field of banking and insolvency law. 


  • Born in Bonn in 1968 
  • Studied at the universities of Treves, Saint-Étienne and Paris 
  • Maitre en Droit specialized in commercial law 
  • Qualified as attorney-at-law in 2001  

Fachanwalt für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht

Sabrina Jakubowski
Sabrina Jakubowski

Sabrina Jakubowski

Sabrina Jakubowski is active for us since her legal clerkship. She primarily practises in the fields of general contract law, commercial tenancy law and broker law. 


  • Born in Rüdersdorf near Berlin in 1979 
  • Studied at the University of Potsdam 
  • Qualified as a attorney-at-law in 2007 


Our Fields of Work

Real Estate Law


Since embarking on their professional careers, the attorneys in our firm have worked mainly in all areas of real estate law. The focus is on land law in the classic sense. Anybody involved in real estate, be it as an investor, builder, contractor, project developer or funder, can count on comprehensive advice. 


When it comes to buying, brokering or selling real-estate projects - we will provide you with personal and customized support in every phase of that project. We can draw up and draft your contracts, accompany you in negotiations, court hearings or guide through performance of a contract. And of course we provide you with the notary services you need in-house. Our consulting services range from answering individual questions through to devising complex solutions and structures in real estate law matters. 


Likewise, we help sellers and investors in their real-estate transactions, including real estate due diligence. Our real-estate law consulting also covers the related fields of construction law and the law governing realtors and also rental and residential property. Commercial tenancy law is one of our core competences. 


Thanks to our level of specialization, we can complete even complex matters within the very shortest terms and to a high standard of quality. In other words, with Michel LLP at your side you can count on having a reliable legal foundation for business activities of any scale. 


Three experienced notaries work at Michel LLP. 

Commercial and Corporate Law

Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht

A large part of our consulting and legal work involves commercial and corporate law. Our consulting services range from founding and restructuring companies through to buying and selling companies and also generation changes in family-run companies. You can count on sound answers to specific company-law questions and also complex corporate-law measures. Our clients regard our services very highly. They ensure that you can always respond promptly to changing competitive conditions. 


We also advise on the preparation and staging of annual general meetings, on changes in top management, on the liability of shareholders and on capital measures, mergers and other transformations within meaning of the German transformation act. 


Banking Law


We can advise you on all conceivable legal issues in the field of banking law. In the main, we represent and advise banks on non-performing loan exposures. Specialist competence, personal commitment and a tailored approach are the hallmarks of our work. You can count on rapid and practical solutions to your problems. 


We are especially experienced in the legal reviewing of loan and collateral agreements and in appraising project funding (especially loans, project-, real estate- and acquisition financing). We are also experts for business start-ups and turnarounds. We have a reputation for combining the highest legal needs with highly practical demands. 

Notary Services


As notaries public we draft and record purchase agreements of sale for real estate (portfolios, sites, residential properties), hereditary lease agreements and the company-law contracts these frequently entail. 


You are looking to sell your real estate portfolio as a share deal or asset deal? Here too, we are your competent partners. 


We advise and support property divisions under the Condominium Act, draft property developer agreements, clarify land register issues and advise on individual and global rights succession for land. 


Our company law notary services cover all company forms including German stock corporation law. 

Architect Law


We advise principals and planners in all areas of architect law. 


Fees, due date, supplementary claims, flat-rate fees, exceeding minimum rates - these are the key issues that face us and our clients time and again. 


Who is responsible? The architect? The craftsmen? This question soon raises its head when there are problems with the building project. We advise principals and architects competently and comprehensively. 


The drafting of contracts, advice throughout the construction phase and handling the legal aspects of contracts form the focus of our work in this field. 


Construction Law


From contract negotiations and ongoing consultancy during the execution of construction projects through to the completion of projects - in civil construction law we cover the entire spectrum. And we never lose sight of your commercial interests. 


We are there for you right from the very first stages and support you in the structuring of your projects, in the preparation and issuing of invitations for tenders, followed by negotiating and signing of all the contracts involved. Our clients include companies in the construction industry, architects and engineering firms and also the public sector and their companies. 


Our range of services encompasses drawing up a wide range of contracts for the players involved, be it as general or prime contractors or subcontractors. 


An added bonus: Alternative Dispute Resolution. We have long years of experience in settling disputes via alternative methods: mediation or arbitration tribunals can save long and expensive, not to mention nerve-wracking, court proceedings. 


An attractive offer: loannis Lazos regularly gives lectures on construction-law issues and holds training sessions. 

Insolvency Law


In insolvency law, we work for both debtors and also creditors, very often with banks as our clients. 


We specialize in defending insolvency-related claims. Of particular importance in our daily work is the law on challenging insolvency claims and capital substitution. 


In addition, we advise and represent company management where insolvency may be looming. 

Commercial Tenancy Law

Gewerbliches Mietrecht

Of key economic importance for our clients is commercial tenancy law. Here we are with you right from the start. We accompany you from the early initiation stages and contract negotiations through to the signing stage. 


If you want, we can also help you to terminate a tenancy agreement - from the formalities for giving notice through to dealing with the aftermath of a terminated tenancy. 


We can draft your commercial tenancy agreements to give you legal certainty and protect your interests. 


Avoiding litigation or laying a sound foundation for success in court are our goals. As our client, you will profit from our wealth of trial experience in this field. 



When it comes to litigation before courts and tribunals, you can rely on our years of experience. Here especially, our principle of very personal support comes into play. For each and every one of our clients - and hence for you too - we always devise a case strategy and tactics tailored to your specific situation. 


We have the necessary know-how and the resources to handle even large and complex legal suits. Injunction hearings at short notice are no problem for us, either. The goal is always the same: a commercially reasonable solution. 


Optimum consulting includes, in our view, minimizing or even completely avoiding conflicts and the risk of litigation right from the start. Alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration round off our consulting portfolio. 

Employment Law


We draft, negotiate and optimize employment and services agreements. In addition, we represent employers and employees in unlawful dismissal proceedings and other lawsuits. 


We advise companies on planned downsizing measures and in the preparation of redundancies. 


We advise employees and employers on aspects of individual and collective employment law. 

Liability Law


Liability cases come in many variations: 


  • attorney liability 
  • notary liability 
  • architect liability 


We advise and represent insurance companies and their policyholders in defending claims. Or perhaps you are looking to assert such claims? Here too we can represent your best interests. 


We draft expert opinions, examine possible claims and as part of the claim settlement conduct negotiations with the other parties. 



michel llp

Potsdamer Platz 9

10117 Berlin

Tel. +49.30.887 754-0

Fax. +49.30.887 754-98

We provide marked parking spaces in our underground garage in Erna-Berger-Straße (Entrance PP9). 



Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung nach englischem Recht, registriert in England und Wales unter Company No. OC 342 182. Registered Office: Lower Ground Signet House, 49/51 Farringdon Road, London EC1M3JP.  

Zweigniederlassung Berlin eingetragen beim Amtsgericht Charlottenburg unter AZ PR 627B.  

USt-IdNr. DE264337371 

Vertretungsbefugte Partner:  

- Rechtsanwalt und Notar Dr. Wolf-Friedrich Michel 

- Rechtsanwalt Ioannis Lazos 

- Rechtsanwalt und Notar Dr. Erik Bettin 

- Rechtsanwalt und Notar Tobias Fuhrmann 

- Rechtsanwältin Dr. Angelika Wendt 

Die Bezeichnung „Partner“ wird verwendet, um ein Mitglied der Michel LLP zu bezeichnen.  



Sämtliche Rechtsanwälte der Sozietät sind in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland als Rechtsanwalt zugelassen und gehören der Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin, Littenstraße 9 in 10179 Berlin an.  


Sämtliche Notare der Sozietät sind in Berlin (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) als Notar ernannt und gehören der Notarkammer Berlin, Littenstraße 10 in 10179 Berlin an.  





- BRAO - Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung 

- BORA - Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte 

- FAO - Fachanwaltsordnung 

- RVG - Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsordnung  



- BNotO – Bundesnotarordnung 

- DONot - Dienstordnung für Notarinnen und Notare 

- Richtlinien der Notarkammer Berlin 

- BeurkG - Beurkundungsgesetz 

- Europäischer Kodex des notariellen Rechts 

- KostO - Kostenordnung  


Die Regeln zum Berufsrecht der Rechtsanwälte und Notare sind über die Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin und die Notarkammer Berlin zugänglich. 



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Berufshaftplichtversicherung für Notare und Rechtsanwälte 

Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälte sind aufgrund der Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO) verpflichtet, eine Berufshaftpflichtversicherung zu unterhalten. Eine Verpflichtung zum Abschluss einer Berufshaftpflichtversicherung besteht auch für Notare. Die Mindestversicherungssumme beträgt 500.000,00 Euro. Die von uns abgeschlossenen Versicherungen überschreiten die Mindestversicherungssumme. Einzelheiten ergeben sich gemäß § 19a III Bundesnotarordnung (BNotO). Für unsere Berufs­trä­ger (Notare und Rechts­an­wälte) besteht eine Berufs­haft­pflicht­ver­si­che­rung bei der ERGO Versicherungs AG, Victoriaplatz 1, 40198 Düsseldorf, unter der Ver­si­che­rungs­num­mer HV 74418512.2-00776.  


Räumlicher Geltungsbereich (AVB WSR 558) 

1. Deutschland 

2. Europäisches Ausland  

Versichert sind Haftpflichtansprüche aus Tätigkeiten 

(1) im Zusammenhang mit der Beratung und Beschäftigung mit europäischem Recht; 

(2) des Rechtsanwalts vor europäischen Gerichten. 

3. Weltweit in Höhe der gesetzlich vorgeschriebenen Mindestversicherungssumme für Haftpflichtansprüche aus der Inanspruchnahme des Versicherungsnehmers vor außereuropäischen Gerichten. 


Redaktionell Verantwortlicher 

Rechtsanwalt und Notar Dr. Wolf-Friedrich Michel  


Konzeption und Gestaltung 

Katrin Schmitt-Tegge 


Umsetzung, Content Management 

Frank Hellenkamp 

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