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Johann-Frederik Schuldt is a Counsel in the German Public Administrative Law Group and co-heads the ESG practice in Germany. Johann develops workable solutions in complex cases that require deep knowledge of regulatory law, commercial understanding and experience in governmental and political issues. He represents private and public companies, industry associations as well as national and international governments. 

Johann advises his clients on all questions of administrative, constitutional and EU law as well as on environmental, public planning and building law matters. As a particular focus, Johann advises clients on regulatory and environmental compliance in cross-border cases and global supply chains. He has wide-ranging experience in the fields of rent price law and the regulation of the housing market. Johann’s work comprises high profile litigation cases, contract negotiations and transactions.

Johann regularly publishes articles on public and regulatory law topics. His publications have been recognized with several academic awards and have been cited by the German Federal Constitutional Court and the German Federal Supreme Court in landmark decisions. Johann has been recognized in the “Best Lawyers” ranking by Handelsblatt as one of the best lawyers in Germany for public administrative law.



  • Environmental and Regulatory Compliance
  • Rent Price Law and Housing Market Regulations
  • Public Law Litigation
  • Land and Industrial Development Projects
  • Real Estate and M&A Transactions


Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 “Environmental Practice Group of the Year, 2022
  • Selected, Legal 500 EMEA, Commercial Administrative Law - Recognized Individuals, 2022-2023
  • „high motivation and interaction with clients, cross-industry processing, technically sound and efficient. Excellent client support. High flexibility." (The Legal 500, 2020)
  • „very meticulous and targeted detailed work in complex structures” (The Legal 500, 2020)
  • „excellent analyst, excellent processing of the legal fundamentals” (The Legal 500, 2020)
  • „Despite his youth, excellent knowledge and extremely service-oriented” (The Legal 500, 2020)
  • Schmidt-Futterer-Price for the Ph.D. Thesis, 2018 (
  • Ph.D. Award, University of Potsdam/Germany, 2017
  • Graduation Award, Humboldt-University Berlin/Germany, 2012


  • Ph.D., University of Potsdam/Germany, 2017
  • Second Legal State Exam, Berlin/Germany, 2017
  • First Legal State Exam, Humboldt University Berlin/Germany, 2012
  • Study Abroad, London School of Economics & Political Science, 2008-2009
  • Germany
  • German
  • English