Dr Simone Lünenbürger

Senior Counsel


Born 1969 in Landau, Germany. Studied law at the University of Mannheim. 1994 first State examination, 1999 second State examination. From 1994 to 1997, research associate at the Lorenz‐von‐Stein‐Institute for Administrative Law Studies at the Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany. 1998 doctoral degree with Prof Dr von Mutius, Kiel.

Joined the firm in Bonn in 1999, resident in the Brussels office since 2010.


Regulatory law and sector‐specific antitrust law, constitutional law, State aid law and EU law.

Recommended by Legal 500 in State aid.

Member of the German Bar Association’s “Administrative Law Working Group” for the Land of North Rhine‐Westphalia.

Lead management of the interdisciplinary legal‑​economic research project of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment on behalf of the BMUB on the issue of „EU state aid policy – Analysis of the impact of new state aid legislation, with a particular focus on the ex‑​post evaluation tool“. Invited regularly to provide expert opinions and act as political advisor, at present for the forestry sector. Providing enterprises and associations comprehensive legal advice on state aid law, financing measures and acting as counsel for clients before the Federal ministries in charge over funding regulations and services of general economic interest (SGEIs).


Works as expert and lecturer in State aid law, especially on factual issues and services of general economic interest (SGEI), as well as in environmental, infrastructure, and maritime‐travel aid law, amomg others, research projects for UBA/​BMUB “Rechtliche Untersuchung des Begriffs der Umweltbezogenen Mehrkosten in den Umweltbeihilfeleitlinien” and “EU‐Beihilfepolitik – Analyse der Auswirkungen des neuen Beihilferechts unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Instruments der Ex post‐Evaluierung”. Besides that, publications on regulatory law and pollution tax as well as finance law in the constitutional context.



German, English, French

Dr Simone Lünenbürger

Dr Simone Lünenbürger

T +32 2 74003‐23
F +32 2 74003‐29


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