Melanie Verstege has many years of experience drafting and negotiating contracts. She specialises in commercial law, advising private-sector companies in particular on the domestic and international purchase and distribution of goods and services, as well as on dispute resolution, in and out of court. Her legal practice further focuses on national and EU-wide procurement procedures, where she advises contracting authorities or bidders on a wide range of issues at the interface between public procurement and contract law during tendering procedures and helps clients enforce or defend against claims following the award of the contract.
Melanie Verstege studied law in Münster (Germany) with an emphasis on private international law. She simultaneously took a supplementary course in Anglo-American law and completed part of her education in a law firm in England and at the University of Salzburg (Austria). After graduating from university, Melanie Verstege did her doctorate at the Institute of International Business Law, Chair of Civil, Civil Procedural and Corporate Law in Münster under the guidance of Prof. Dr Ingo Saenger. Melanie Verstege was admitted to the German Bar in 2005. Before joining Luther in 2022, she was a Salary Partner in a top 50 commercial law firm, where she was responsible for commercial and contract law, international legal transactions and procedural law.