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Michael Prinz zu Löwenstein is a founding partner of the firm’s German office in Frankfurt am Main and now senior counsel in King & Spalding’s Real Estate practice. Mr. Löwenstein’s practice concentrates on real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance predominantly. 

Michael has practiced law since 1978 with a broad experience in corporate and commercial law and in a vast area of industries, predominantly advising and representing international investors in the German market and German institutional clients in their ventures abroad.

Michael began his law practice first with Stegemann Sieveking & Lutteroth in Hamburg, Germany, (now the Hamburg office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) as a partner since 1983.  He was a visiting foreign lawyer with the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in 1982.  He was a partner with a major German law firm, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, from 1990 to 2007 and joined King & Spalding when the firm opened its office in Frankfurt in 2007.  From 1987 to 1990, he spent three years as a legal advisor sponsored by the German government at the President's office of the Republic of Niger.

Until 2019, Michael was active in civic matters in the city of Frankfurt, as a member of the city parliament (Stadtverordnetenversammlung), serving on the budget and the planning and construction committees, and as chairman of the majority party caucus.

Michael speaks and works in German, English and French.


  • Legal Handbook on Project Finance and PPP, Cologne, Munich 2008 (Co-Author)
  • Chapter “Germany” in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Gas Regulation
  • U.S.-German Comparative Dictionary of Direct Investment, Munich 1998 (Co-Author)
  • German Capital Market Law, Munich and New York 1995 (Co-Author) 
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