Elisa Steinhöfel
Elisa Steinhöfel
Associate, Public Procurement and International Trade Law

Elisa advises German and international clients on international trade and public procurement law. She represents them in legal proceedings before the German and European courts as well as before the procurement review bodies.

Elisa is admitted to the German Bar and member of the German Women Lawyers Association (DJB e.V.).

Languages: German, English


  • General public procurement and contractual law advice to juris including advice in various public procurement procedures

  • Advising parties in international arbitration proceedings on sanctions law

  • Comprehensive legal counselling on the EU’s sanctions against Russia


Elisa studied law with a focus on public international and EU law at the universities of Berlin (Humboldt University) and Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam). After her first state exam, she was a research assistant at BLOMSTEIN.

She completed her legal traineeship ("Referendariat") at the Regional Court of Leipzig with placements at the German Embassy in Stockholm and in the public law practice of a large German law firm.


  • Vergaberechtlicher Protektionismus oder Hebel für weltweite Marktöffnungen? VergabeR 1/2021, p. 145 (with Roland Stein)

  • Die „Selbstanzeige“ im Außenwirtschaftsrecht – eine Bestandsaufnahme, Der Zoll-Profi 6/2020, pp. 7-10 (with Leonard von Rummel)