Dr Thomas Gohrke

Dr Thomas Gohrke

Dr Thomas Gohrke

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Certified Specialist in Administrative Law
Industries Health Care & Life Science , Real Estate & Infrastructure

Areas of practice

Dr Thomas Gohrke specialises in real estate and public business law and coordinates the Real Estate & Infrastructure sector at Luther. In the field of real estate law, he advises on complex transactions and building projects. In the field of public business law, he mainly advises on issues pertaining to European, constitutional and administrative law. His clients include institutional investors and contracting authorities, as well as private businesses that operate in regulated industries (e.g. universities, hospitals and gambling businesses) or in the construction industry. Dr Thomas Gohrke is also the author of numerous textbooks and various professional publications.


Dr Thomas Gohrke studied law at the University of Leipzig, Germany, where he was also awarded his doctorate in 2000. He was admitted to the German Bar in 1998, joined Luther’s predecessor  firm in 1999 and, in 2003, additionally qualified as a specialist lawyer for administrative law. Dr Thomas Gohrke is based in Luther's Leipzig and Hanover offices, but provides advisory services throughout Germany.

Honors and distinctions
  • JUVE Guide 2023/2024: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "Real Estate Law" (first listed in 2019/2020, "Project completed excellently under high time pressure, first mandate, proceeded to the fullest satisfaction", client) and "Regulated Industries - Healthcare" (first listed in 2021/2022, "excellent strategic advice, technically excellent; extensive experience in dealing with decision-makers and ministries", client; "solution-oriented, very pleasant", competitor)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2023: Recommendation in "Public Law - Economic Administrative Law" (first listed in 2021, "Dr. Thomas Gohrke has deep industry knowledge, is always approachable, a reliable advisor, an absolute specialist who can also work out unusual solutions."), in "City Focus Hannover" and "City Focus Leipzig" and listed in "Real Estate Law" (recommendation in 2022, first listed in 2020, "Thomas Gohrke: Vision, solution orientation, simplifying complex situations.") and "Industry Focus - Healthcare" ("Thomas Gohrke is an excellent analyst and innovative advisor.")
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommendation in "Real Estate Law" (first recommendation in 2021)

Real estate

  • Advising professional pension funds on the acquisition of the Bleichenhof property, Hamburg
  • Advising the pension fund for lawyers in Lower Saxony on the acquisition of the “AEGI” hotel project, Hanover
  • Advising professional pension funds on the acquisition of “SPIN”, Frankfurt
  • Advising the Hanover Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the construction of new administrative headquarters, Hanover
  • Advising professional pension funds on the acquisition of the "Springer-Quartier" project, Hamburg
  • Advising on the sale of the "MUC 10" portfolio, Munich
  • Advising the Medical Association of Lower Saxony on the construction of new administrative headquarters, Hanover

 Health care industry

  • Advising the City of Cologne on the project regarding the “association of Cologne hospitals”
  • Advising the Göttingen University Medical Centre and the Medical University of Hanover on how to reorganise the construction of university hospitals in Lower Saxony
  • Advising the University of Leipzig and the University Hospital of Leipzig on their cooperation with the Leipzig Heart Centre


  • Advising the Hamburg casino on the procedure for the award of a gambling licence and an interim licence
  • Advising the Free State of Thuringia on the reorganisation of LOTTO Thüringen
  • Advising the German States of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and Rhineland-Palatinate on matters related to casinos

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