Ulf-Dieter Pape

Ulf-Dieter Pape

Ulf-Dieter Pape


T +49 511 5458 17627

Dipl. Verwaltungswirt
Certified Specialist in Public Procurement Law
Industries Energy

Areas of practice

Ulf-Dieter Pape mainly advises public authorities and private companies on all aspects of public procurement law. He has extensive experience in accompanying procedures for procurement by tender and in structuring privatisation proceedings on both the side of the contractor and the bidder. Additionally, he is active in review proceedings for both public contractors and bidders.


After completing his vocational education as a Graduate in Public Management, Ulf-Dieter Pape studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1998. He joined Luther’s predecessor firm in 1999 and has remained with the firm since.

Honors and distinctions
  • JUVE Guide 2023/2024: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "Public Sector - State Aid Law" (first listed in 2016/2017) and "Public Procurement Law" ("very competent and a strong negotiator", client)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2023: Recommended in "Advice to the Transport Sector" (first recommended in 2021, "Ulf-Dieter Pape has a high level of expertise and industry knowledge") and "Public Law - Public Procurement Law" (first recommended in 2015, "High level of competence and commitment in public procurement law"), "Public Law - State Aid Law (first recommended in 2019) and in "City Focus Hannover"
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2019: Listed in "Public Law - PPP" (first listed in 2018)
  • kanzleimonitor.de 2018/2019: Recommended in "Public Law" (first recommended in 2017/2018)
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommended in "Public Private Partnership" (first recommended in 2021) and "Public Law" (first recommended in 2022)
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2018: Recommendation "Top Lawyer" in "Public Procurement Law"

  • Legal counsel of the State of Lower Saxony, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the DB Regio AG (German Railways) in the privatisation of the Osthannoversche Eisenbahnen AG
  • Legal counsel of the County of Unna in public procurement law in implementing the redevelopment of the county seat according to a PPP model
  • Counsel in public procurement law in the privatisation of maintenance logistics for the German Armed Forces
  • Legal counsel of the Federal Ministry of the Interior in the planning, establishment, and operation of a nationally standardised voice and data radio transmission system (Digitalfunk BOS)
  • Legal counsel of various local authorities in awarding contracts to service providers for waste management
  • Accompaniment of numerous review proceedings for public contractors and bidders

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