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Johann-Frederik Schuldt is a Senior Associate in the Environmental and Public Planning Law Group in Germany. He advises national and international clients on environmental, public planning and building law matters as well as on administrative, regulatory and constitutional law.

Johann concentrates his environmental law practice on waste management, immission control, soil and groundwater contamination, mining and climate protection matters. As a particular focus, he advises international clients on environmental and regulatory compliance in cross-border cases, including international and European waste shipment law matters. Amongst his clients are manufacturers, real estate companies, private equity funds, energy suppliers and business associations.

In public planning and building law matters, Johann represents clients in complex permit and planning procedures vis-à-vis public authorities, neighbourhood agreement and public law contract negotiations and in compliance matters. In addition, he advises on regulatory and environmental questions in corporate and real estate transactions. Johann also has deep experience in the fields of rent price law and housing market regulation where he inter alia provides strategic advice to clients on current legislative proceedings and letting strategies.

Johann regularly publishes articles on public and regulatory law topics. His publications on rent price law and housing market regulation 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.


  • Land development projects
  • Environmental compliance
  • Rent price law
  • Housing market regulation
  • Real estate and corporate transactions


Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, Legal 500 EMEA, Commercial Administrative Law - Recognized Individuals, 2022
  • „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
  • Second Legal State Exam, Berlin/Germany
  • First Legal State Exam, Humboldt University Berlin/Germany
  • Study Abroad, London School of Economics & Political Science
  • Germany
  • German
  • English