Dr Rut Herten-Koch, M.A.

Dr Rut Herten-Koch, M.A.

Dr Rut Herten-Koch, M.A.


T +49 30 52133 16421

Certified Specialist in Administrative Law
Certified Specialist in Public Procurement Law
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Areas of practice

Dr Rut Herten-Koch advises the public sector and its companies as well as private owners, investors, project developers and bidders in contract award procedures. She has a wealth of experience in advising on and structuring complex procedures, be it in construction planning or public procurement law. She also represents her clients before the bodies responsible for the subsequent review of contract award procedures and the administrative courts.


After studying law and political science at the Universities of Freiburg, Germany, and Lausanne, Switzerland, Dr Rut Herten-Koch was admitted to the German Bar in 2000. She has been practising as a lawyer in public law and public procurement law in Berlin, Germany, since 2002. Rut Herten-Koch has been a certified specialist in administrative law since 2004. She joined Luther as a partner in July 2015 and, in 2017, was additionally certified as a specialist in public procurement law.

Honors and distinctions
  • JUVE Guide 2023/2024: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "Public Procurement Law" ("provides goal-orientated and efficient advice", competitor)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2021: Listed in "Public Procurement Law" (first listed in 2020)
  • Best Lawyers 2025: Recommendatoin in "Public Law" (first recommendation in 2021) and "Public Private Partnership" (first recommendation in 2022)
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2022: "Top Lawyer" in "Public Procurement Law" (first recommendation in 2021)

  • Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe AöR: on-going advice and representation with regard to public procurement law issues
  • Various communications agencies: on-going public procurement law advice in connection with the submission of tenders and subsequent review proceedings
  • Potsdam, capital city of the German federal state of Brandenburg, and municipal companies: on-going advice on matters pertaining to construction planning law and representation in court proceedings

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