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Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

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Ulf-Dieter Pape

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Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

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Public Private Partnership / Public Procurement Law / Real Estate.


Ulf-Dieter Pape mainly advises public authorities and private companies on all aspects of public procurement law. He has extensive experience in accompanying procedures for procurement by tender and in structuring privatization proceedings on both the side of the contractor and the bidder. Additionally, he is active in review proceedings for both public contractors and bidders.


German, English.


Ulf-Dieter Pape was born in 1968. After completing his vocational education as a Graduate in Public Management, he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1998. He has been working for Luther (or its respective predecessor) since 1999. He is based in Hanover.

Germany: Public sector


Within: PPP

The PPP team at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH acts for investors, sponsors, banks and the public sector and provides ‘sound, reliable and pragmatic advice’. Stephan Finck and practice head Henner-Matthias Puppel ‘can offer practical solutions even to complex problems’. One of the 2018 highlights was advising the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Agency for Real Estate on the federal government’s first civil PPP rehabilitation project. The group also assisted the transport company of a large city with the tender for the procurement of vehicles. The state of Hesse, Hochtaunus-Kliniken and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research are also part of the client portfolio. Ulf-Dieter Pape is another key figure in the practice group.

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Public procurement

Within: Public procurement

The four-partner group at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH focuses on acting for contracting authorities in procurement procedures in a variety of sectors such as construction, healthcare, IT, broadband supply, transport infrastructure and services. Ulf-Dieter Pape heads the practice, which also includes Henner-Matthias Puppel, Karsten Köhler and newly appointed partner Stefan Finck. Recent highlights include advising the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Agency for Real Estate on tender procedures concerning the general refurbishment of two landmark buildings. The group also assisted a city’s public transport company with the procurement of vehicles. Klinikum Braunschweig, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and LNVG are among its other clients.

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State aid

Within: State aid

The team of three partners at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is primarily instructed by public authorities and large companies to deal with issues relating to state aid law. Helmut Janssen splits his time between Brussels and Düsseldorf, while Ulf-Dieter Pape leads the team from Hanover. Among the 2018 highlights is the representation of steel groups (including AcelorMittal, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke and Saint-Gobain) in litigation against the European Commission’s final decision against the EEG 2012 law, as well as advising a municipal company on the state aid aspects of the financing of a stake in an energy supply company and the purchase of the water supply network. Uniper, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe and the City of Dresden are also part of the client base.

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