Prof. Dr. Ines ZenkeLawyer (Rechtsanwältin), Specialist Lawyer for Administrative Law (Fachanwältin für Verwaltungsrecht) | Partner Becker Büttner Held

+49 (0)30 611 28 40-179

Main focus

  • Energy law, environmental and infrastructure law
  • Compliance
  • Policy advice

Prof. Dr. Ines Zenke advises energy and industrial companies on a pragmatic approach to the rising flood of regulations and dispute resolution.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Married with three children
  • Since 1995 with BBH, since 1999 as a lawyer
  • Since 2002 partner at BBH
  • Since 2010 in charge of BBH's public relations
  • Since 2011 specialist lawyer for administrative law
  • Ranking by Handelsblatt and the US publisher Best Lawyers: recognition as one of “Germany’s top lawyers” 2017 to 2023 in the area of energy law
  • JUVE, Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien (2015 to 2024): frequently recommended lawyer for energy law
  • Kanzleimonitor (2017/2018): recommended lawyer in the area of energy law
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2016/2017, 2021-2023): special mention for her expertise in the area of regulatory law relating to the energy sector
  • Vice chair of the Supervisory Board of Uniper SE
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of frischli Milchwerke GmbH
  • President of the SPD Economic Forum (Wirtschaftsforum der SPD e.V.; 2015 - 2021 vice president of the SPD Economic Forum)
  • Board member of the Federal Association of Commercial Law Firms in Germany (Bundesverband der Wirtschaftskanzleien in Deutschland e.V. – BWD)
  • Honorary professor in the field of “infrastructure law and management” at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (Hochschule für Nachhaltige Entwicklung – HNEE), Faculty of Sustainable Business
  • Regular expert advice to the Bundestag, most recently in 2023 on the amendment to the Code of Administrative Court Procedure (VwGO) for major infrastructure projects and in 2021 on carbon leakage
  • 2016: Member of the “Commission for the Review of the Financing of the Nuclear Phase-out” (Kommission zur Überprüfung der Finanzierung des Kernenergieausstiegs – KFK) of the German Federal Government
  • Frequent speaker and author of numerous books and publications on energy, environmental and competition law as well as compliance issues
  • Member of the Association of Specialised Journalists (Deutscher Fachjournalistenverband – DFJV)
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