Heiko Manteuffel, born 1952 in Münster, studied law at the University of Münster. He completed his first state law examination at the Higher Regional Court of Hamm and his second state law examination at the Federal State Law Examination Office in North Rhine-Westphalia. After completing his second state law examination, Heiko Manteuffel was appointed public prosecutor in 1979 – first as a judge for a probationary period. In 1982 his appointment as public prosecutor for life followed.
After being transferred to the Department of Justice in North Rhine-Westphalia between 1990 and 1994 and being appointed senior public prosecutor in 1991, Heiko Manteuffel took up work as the department head in the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Düsseldorf before working again at the Department of Justice in North Rhine-Westphalia in 1999 and 2000 as the "Special Envoy in North Rhine-Westphalia for Security Issues in Prison."
Effective October 1, 2001, Heiko Manteuffel was appointed senior public prosecutor at the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Düsseldorf. He was subsequently appointed as the permanent representative of the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in 2006 and 2007. From June 2007 until March 2015, Mr. Manteuffel was in charge of the Office of Public Prosecution in Cologne, the largest office of public prosecution in Germany.
In addition to his professional work, Heiko Manteuffel has been involved as a law examination instructor since 1991, in particular preparing prospective lawyers for the second state law examination.
After admission to the German Bar Association, Heiko Manteuffel joined the law firm of Pauka, von Dreden & Link as an Of Counsel. Heiko Manteuffel does not work on individual defense cases, but rather focuses exclusively on cases involving internal company investigations and work as an ombudsman.