Anja Giesen is a senior associate in the Düsseldorf office of Mayer Brown’s Real Estate practice. Her practice focuses on transactional/M&A work and in particular on transactions in the real estate market. Anja is acting for national and international investors and financial institutions in purchasing, sale and development of real estate and real estate portfolios of all key asset classes, e.g. office, retail, logistics, nursing homes, hotels, etc. Her advice includes corporate law matters as well as the financing. She is also experienced in commercial lease law matters, advising tenants and landlords. Furthermore, Anja has experience in sale-and-lease-back structures as well as distressed transactions. Anja holds an LL.M degree in Real Estate Law from the University of Münster.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2012 Anja worked for another international law firm in Frankfurt am Main.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German



LLM in Real Estate Law, University of Münster, 2013

Second State Law Examination (bar exam), Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf, 2005

Legal Clerkship (Referendariat), Düsseldorf and Montréal, Canada, 2003-2005

First State Law Examination, Cologne, 2002

University of Bonn, 1997-2002


  • Düsseldorf, Germany