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Dr. Henrike Schulte

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Dr. Henrike Schulte is recognized as “Name der nächsten Generation” in commercial administrative law by Legal 500.

Henrike Schulte was born and grew up in the Ruhr area, moved to Mexico for a time and returned to study in South Germany. She studied law in Konstanz with periods abroad in Bogotá and Stockholm. After her studies she worked as an academic assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Marten Breuer, where she also received her doctorate with a thesis on the transferability of the margin of appreciation doctrine of the European Court of Human Rights to the jurisprudence of the ECJ. At that time she was a member of the board of the Doktorandenkonvent (Doctoral Students’ Convention) and participated, in addition to lecturing, at international formats for academic discourse. Since 2019 she works as a lawyer at OPPENLÄNDER.

Languages: English, Spanish


As a lawyer she advises in particular ministries, parliaments and paliamentary parties (Fraktionen) as well as companies and associations on public law. Apart from subvention and transport law, her emphasis above all is on complex administrative and constitutional law issues. Henrike Schulte publishes regularly on public law issues, in particular of constitutional law. She lectures in state law and is active as a speaker, moderator or panel member at various academic events.

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Dr. Henrike Schulte is part of the JUVE-awarded OPPENLÄNDER team with broad expertise in public law.


Dr Henrike Schulte was listed as “Next Generation Partner” in commercial administrative law by Legal 500.

Legal 500 Germany 2024

Client about Dr Henrike Schulte: “A really great lawyer. Very competent and always friendly. I would instruct her again at any time. As a client, you feel understood and supported.”

Legal 500 Germany 2024

Client about Dr Henrike Schulte and Prof Dr Christofer Lenz: “Are characterised by a high level of expertise and absolute reliability. They are competent, extremely quick to respond, strategically clever in legal disputes and process assignments in the shortest possible time. Their communication and eloquence are outstanding.”

Legal 500 Germany 2024

“We worked together with Henrike Schulte and Christofer Lenz. The collaboration is extremely efficient and very well structured. A professional exchange is always possible in a timely manner and is very constructive and pleasant. As a team, the two of them impress with their well-structured distribution of tasks and creative solutions.”

Legal 500 Germany 2024


14. February 2024

Legal 500 Germany 2024: OPPENLÄNDER is listed as TOP TIER LAW FIRM

We are delighted that OPPENLÄNDER has once again been recognised by The Legal 500 Germany 2024 and ranked as a TOP TIER LAW FIRM in two practice areas.

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06. February 2024

OPPENLÄNDER successfully defends state parliament (Landtag) in organ dispute proceedings

The lawsuit was brought by the AfD parliamentary group in the state parliament, which had long been trying to send representatives to the board of trustees of the State Agency for Civic Education. However, the parliamentary group has repeatedly failed due to resistance from the other parliamentary groups in the state parliament, as they did not elect the AfD candidates each time.

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18. December 2023

Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt a. M. (VGF) once again commissioned to provide public transport rail services

On 15 December 2023, the municipal council of the City of Frankfurt am Main decided to commission its municipal transport company, Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main (VGF), to provide public rail transport services for the City of Frankfurt am Main for a further 22.5 years.

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31. October 2023

No change in the Bremen e-scooter market: OPPENLÄNDER successfully defends special use permit by Bolt

The Higher Administrative Court of Bremen confirmed the correctness of the selection procedure conducted by the City of Bremen for the granting of two special use permits in its urban area.

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28. July 2023

OPPENLÄNDER wins dispute over investigative committee

The Saarland state parliament does not have to amend the composition of a committee of enquiry. The Constitutional Court of the Saarland has rejected the application of the AfD parliamentary group there for a temporary injunction.

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24. July 2023

OPPENLÄNDER wins dispute over debt brake

The Constitutional Court has dismissed a dispute between organs of the FDP parliamentary group against the 2021 state budget as inadmissible. OPPENLÄNDER represented the Landtag as budget legislator.

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15. May 2023

New associated partners at OPPENLÄNDER

Dr. Henrike Schulte and Dr. Simon Schmauder will join our partnership as new associate partners on 1 June 2023.

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  • Admitted as lawyer since

  • Doctorate

  • Academic assistant at the Chair for Public Law with International Focus, University of Konstanz (Prof. Dr. Marten Breuer )

    2015 - 2017
  • Studies in Konstanz, Bogotá and Stockholm

    2008 - 2014