Dr Melanie Verstege

Dr Melanie Verstege

Dr Melanie Verstege


T +49 201 9220 24014

Industries Real Estate & Infrastructure , Information Tech & Telecommunications

Areas of practice

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.


  • Regional police authorities: comprehensive advice on contract law issues in connection with the procurement of drone systems and the sale of helicopters in international business transactions
  • Large public utility company: contract law advice in connection with disposal services
  • Consortium of bidders consisting of various health care software companies: advice on contract law issues in an EU-wide invitation to tender for a contract to provide telemedicine services
  • State of North Rhine-Westphalia: advice on complex contractual relationships
  • Wholesale companies for medical devices: representation in matters relating to contract law and comprehensive settlement negotiations on behalf of two importers with the Federal Ministry of Health in connection with the large-scale supply of surgical, KN95 and FFP2 masks
  • Municipal cultural enterprises: drafting of the contracts for artists and sponsorship agreements for various large cultural events in the Ruhr area (Germany)