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About Lena Hanke

Lena advises multinational companies on key regulatory risks and compliance, with a particular focus on digital industries and online platform regulation.

She is part of our environment, planning, and regulatory team in Berlin with an in-depth understanding of European and international law. Since joining Freshfields, she has gained extensive experience working on cross-border transactions, complex litigation proceedings and strategic compliance matters. Her focus is on the regulation of online platforms and related civil and administrative questions.

She regularly employs cutting-edge technologies to streamline processes and reduce turnaround times. Lena is fluent in both 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