Dr Franziska Klaß-Dingeldey, MLE

Dr Franziska Klaß-Dingeldey, MLE

Dr Franziska Klaß-Dingeldey, MLE


T +49 511 5458 20231

Certified Specialist in Public Procurement Law
Senior Associate

Areas of practice

Franziska Klaß-Dingeldey advises on public procurement and public business law issues. She specialises in providing advice and assistance to contracting authorities when developing concepts for contract award procedures and implementing them electronically, with a special emphasis on the adequate implementation of technical and economic requirements in complex invitations to tender. Where necessary, she also advises and represents contracting authorities in review procedures before the public procurement tribunals and in appeal proceedings before the competent higher regional court. Moreover, she advises bidders when participating in contract award procedures and when carrying out review procedures.

Franziska Klaß-Dingeldey further specialises in preparing expert opinions on diverse public procurement issues, from the options for awarding contracts directly, including by way of inhouse awards, to questions regarding variation orders.

Her fields of interest additionally include public business law, in particular municipal business law and subsidy and state aid law.


Franziska Klaß-Dingeldey studied law and European legal practice at Leibniz University in Hanover (Germany) and at the University of Nottingham (England). Her legal training, which she carried out at the Higher Regional Court of Celle (Germany), included working for Luther’s Hanover office, the Ministry of the Interior of the German state of Lower Saxony, and the German Embassy in Switzerland.

Franziska Klaß-Dingeldey worked at the Chair of Public Law and Administrative Sciences at Leibniz University in Hanover, from which she also earned her doctorate for a thesis on a civil-service and European law topic. She has since been a visiting lecturer for public law at Leibniz University in Hanover.

Franziska Klaß-Dingeldey was admitted to the German Bar in 2015 and joined Luther the same year. She has been a certified specialist in public procurement law since 2019.

Honors and distinctions
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommended in "Ones to Watch" in "Public Law" ("does excellent work, even on weekends or holidays if necessary, and is available for urgent issues", first recommendation in 2023)