Caroline Ackermann

Caroline Ackermann

Caroline Ackermann


T +49 89 23714 28622

Industries Real Estate & Infrastructure , Health Care & Life Science , Information Tech & Telecommunications

Areas of practice

Caroline Ackermann provides contracting authorities and companies across Germany with tailor-made, solution-oriented advice with regard to procurement procedures at national and EU level (in particular, procedures according to the German Public Procurement Ordinance) and also represents her clients in procurement review procedures.

Having previously been head of a procurement office of the City of Munich for several years, Caroline Ackermann has a particular understanding of contracting authorities’ needs, and of their internal structures and processes.

Caroline Ackermann’s advisory services in the field of public procurement law are defined by her specialisation in the following key areas:

  • IT procurement: Caroline Ackermann effectively supports and advises her clients across all stages of IT procurement, from the procurement of customised software solutions and cloud services to IT outsourcing projects.
  • Award of planning and construction contracts: Caroline Ackermann advises her clients comprehensively when it comes to procuring architectural and engineering services and, in particular, general contractor and total contractor services.
  • Catering industry: With a particular focus on the food & beverages sector, Caroline Ackermann helps her clients optimise the process of procuring catering services whilst complying with all legal requirements.
  • Police forces and authorities and administrations with safety- and security-related tasks: Drawing on her experience in the police and safety and security sector, Caroline Ackermann advises public authorities in procurement procedures regarding relevant products and services and ensures an efficient and legally compliant procurement process.
  • Outsourced procurement office: Where necessary, Caroline Ackermann carries out entire (EU-wide or national) procurement procedures on behalf of rural districts, towns, municipalities and other contracting authorities. This helps ease the burden on existing procurement offices and optimise procurement procedures.
  • Publicly funded measures: Caroline Ackermann advises paying authorities when applying for, and receiving, state grants and public funding, for example, for school construction projects.

Caroline Ackermann is based in Luther’s Munich office, from where she advises clients across Germany. Advising in German and English, she is also well prepared to deal with matters with an international dimension.

Caroline Ackermann trains contracting authorities and companies in seminars and practice-oriented workshops tailored specifically to these clients’ issues and requirements, attaching great importance to catering to the participants’ individual needs. The goal is to not only explain public procurement law in a comprehensible manner but to vividly illustrate it by talking about her own experiences and telling anecdotes, thereby ensuring that all participants enjoy learning.


Caroline Ackermann worked as a lawyer at two international commercial law firms in Munich (Germany) from 2014 to 2016. She then joined the Group Legal Department of Münchener Rückversicherungsgesellschaft, where she worked as an in-house lawyer dealing with corporate and capital markets law issues from 2016 to 2019. From 2019, Caroline Ackermann worked for the public sector, heading a procurement office of the City of Munich.

Caroline Ackermann joined Luther as a public procurement lawyer in September 2022 and has since been contributing with her extensive experience and comprehensive, in-depth knowledge to providing tailor-made legal advice to contracting authorities and companies.

In the JUVE Guide 2023/2024, Luther is recognised as "Law Firm of the Year for Public Procurement Law". Caroline Ackermann is mentioned by name as a key figure of our Public Procurement team: "At the same time, the next generation is creating its own profile in the market: clients describe Caroline Ackermann, Counsel, as 'passionate' and 'brilliant in demanding procurement procedures'".


  • IT procurement (system contracts, cloud services; customised software; development services, including AI programming; maintenance services)
  • Building construction (schools; nursery schools; fire stations and engine houses)
  • Urban development (procurement of planning services; architectural design competitions);
  • Catering (public contracts und licences)
  • Procurement for police forces and authorities and organisations with safety- and security-related tasks
  • Drafted architect and engineer contracts, as well as total contractor contracts
  • Provided legal advice during construction projects

Caroline Ackermann regularly works for ministries, police forces, governments, districts and municipalities, university clinics and hospitals, universities, student welfare organisations, and businesses, in particular in the areas of IT, mobility, catering, policing and safety and security, business consultancy (for example, project management), and in the planning and construction sector.