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Dr. Jens Ritter

+49 (711) 60187-122

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

Jens Ritter grew up near Karlsruhe and studied in Heidelberg. Thereafter, he worked there as an academic assistant at the Institute for German and European Administrative Law and obtained his doctorate with a thesis on European administrative law.

Languages: English, French


Jens Ritter is at home in public law. The basis for his wide knowledge was laid already during his studies. He worked in public law-oriented academic chairs in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Saarbrücken. He contributed, inter alia, to a text book on environmental law and to publications on the subject of sustainability.

Jens Ritter has been admitted as a lawyer since 2020 and has successfully concluded the special qualification as lawyer for administrative law. He advises and represents clients in almost all areas of administrative law. The core of his expertise lies in environmental law and in construction and planning law. He is particularly fascinated by complex infrastructure projects at the nexus between environmental law and planning law.

Jens Ritter lectures at the University of Heidelberg.

Others about Dr. Jens Ritter

Client about Dr Jens Ritter in environment and planning law: “Always available, processes all issues more than conscientiously and surprises with valuable details that also “hit the mark”.”

Legal 500 Germany 2024


29. February 2024

OPPENLÄNDER obtains authorisation for long-term securing of raw materials

Prof Dr Christofer Lenz and Dr Jens Ritter have made it possible despite bureaucratic and legal hurdles and obtained a permit for a joint venture between two large gravel works that will secure the supply of raw materials in the long term.

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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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03. August 2023

Baden-Württemberg may use the “Fauler Pelz” in Heidelberg for hospital treatment order

OPPENLÄNDER attorneys Prof. Dr. Christofer Lenz, Dr. Jens Ritter and Dr. Maximilian Stützel, who are active in public building law, have successfully advised Baden-Württemberg in the dispute over the use of the former prison "Fauler Pelz" in Heidelberg.

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  • Admitted as lawyer since

  • Doctorate

  • Academic assistant at the Institute for German and European Administrative Law of the University of Heidelberg (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Kahl)

    2015 – 2018
  • Studies in Heidelberg

    2010 - 2015