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About Lena Hanke

Lena Hanke is a member of our environment, planning and regulatory team. 

Before joining Freshfields, Lena gained significant experience in this field during her education and while working for international law firms and international organisations in Germany and abroad. 

Lena speaks German and English.



  • Legal education at University of Cologne, Germany, and Uppsala Universitet, Sweden (First State Examination in Law)
  • Legal traineeship (Referendariat) at Cologne Higher Regional Court, Germany (Second State Examination in Law), with stages inter alia in Teheran, Düsseldorf and Brussels

Professional qualifications

  • Attorney at Law (Rechtsanwältin), Germany