Dr. Iris Meeßen


Phone: +49 89 290 97 0


Dr. Iris Meeßen is a lawyer working in our Munich office. Her dissertation is an analysis of the procurement and provision of publicly financed continuing education services. Since the beginning of her career as a lawyer, her main practice area has comprised public sector consulting as well as legal assistance in zoning and approval processes affecting client projects.

Curriculum vitae

  • Law studies at the Universities of Munich and Heidelberg in Germany and at Uppsala University in Sweden
  • 2005/2006: Research assistant under Prof. Dr. Dagmar Coester-Waltjen at the Faculty of Civil Law, International Private Law and Comparative Law
  • Doctorate from the Max Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy on a Max Planck Society Research Scholarship
  • Admitted to the bar in 2012
  • 2012 to March 2016: Lawyer at the law firm of Becker Bütter Held
  • April 2016 to present: Lawyer at the HEUSSEN law firm

Statement of experience

  • Public law
  • Construction & regulatory law
  • Public procurement/funding law


Publications (Excerpts):

  • Annotation on decision by Federal Public Procurement Chamber from 22.11.2019 - VK 1-83/19 (Evaluation of oral presentations is permitted!), VPR-Online
  • Annotation on decision by Federal Public Procurement Chamber from 03.08.2018 - VK 2-64/18 (Contracting authorities must check the plausibility of the information provided by tenderers!)
  • Annotation on decision by Higher Regional Court (OLG) of Düsseldorf from 21.03.2018 - Verg 50/16, IBR 2018, 403 (The (Cologne) trade fair company is a contracting authority!)
  • Annotation on decision by Public Procurement Chamber of Saxony-Anhalt from 26.07.2017 – 3 VK LSA 52/17, VPR 2018, 33
  • Meeßen, Iris: Government funding for continuing vocational training in Germany and Sweden, frameworks for the involvement of third parties in the funding of continuing education programs, Nomos, 2017 (details under: http://www.nomos-shop.de/30140).
  • Annotation on decision by Higher Regional Court (OLG) of Düsseldorf from 31.05.2017 – VII – Comp. 36/16, VergabeR 2017, pp. 625-627.
  • Comments on §§ 45, 46 of the German Building Code (BauGB) in Schaetzell/ Busse/ Demmer/ Dirnberger/ Dilken/ Meeßen/ Schmidt/ Schulz/ Simon/ Sommer, Building Code / Federal Land Utilization Ordinance (Baunutzungsverordnung), comment incl. Disp. No. 29 dated Sept. 2019 (details under: https://www.kommunalpraxis.de/laender/bund/baugesetzbuch-baunutzungsverordnung).
  • Opinion on organization, qualifications and experience of personnel recruited on contract basis, Euroforum e-book on public procurement laws 2017 ("Vergaberecht 2017"), pg. 35 (co-auth. with Uwe-Carsten Völlink).
  • Shadow flicker assessments as applied for the approval of wind turbines – assessment and prognosis criteria, UPR 2016, pg. 254.
  • Higher Regional Court (OLG) of Dresden: Conformity of open-air photovoltaic powerplant; positive preliminary building permit and protection of third parties (decision review), InfrastrukturRecht 2015, pg. 161.
  • Administrative Court (VGH) of Kassel: Wind turbines and species protection: assessment of 6,000 m (1.48 ac) of land for use as feeding habitat (decision review), InfrastrukturRecht 2014, pg. 113.
  • Higher Administrative Court (OVG) of Münster: Conformity of wind turbine with German Environmental Impact Assessment Act (UVPG); right to file motions and appeals under German Environmental Appeals Act (UmwRG) (decision review in collab. with Roland Schmidt), InfrastrukturRecht 2014, pg. 282.
  • Becker, Ulrich; Meeßen, Iris; Neueder, Magdalena; Schön, Markus; Schlegelmilch, Michael; Vilaclara Fatjo, Ilona Eva: Structures and principles of provision of services under social law. Part 1 in Vierteljahresschrift für Sozialrecht (VSSR) 30 (2011) 5, pp. 323-359; Part 2 in VSSR 31 (2012) 1, pp. 1-47; Part 3 in VSSR 32 (2012) 2, pp. 103-130.


Seminars & Lectures

  • 28.01.2020 In-house seminar: VOB/A and VOB/A EU – Additional training course and new legal developments
  • 24.04.2018 In-house seminar UVgO (for an university)
  • 26.02.2018 In-house seminar on important changes in public procurement laws, as well as Regulations on Contract Awards for Public Works (VOB/A and VOB A EU), Regulation on the Awards of contracts (VgV) and Regulation on Lower Level Contract Awards (UVgO)
  • 30.11.2015 Seminar on property acquisitions for community projects, Federal Association for Housing and Urban Development (Bundesverband für Wohnen und Stadtentwicklung e.V.), Hamburg
  • 12.10.2015/18.10.2015 Seminar on the future of wind energy in Bavaria – Community Day / Bavarian Citizens’ Energy Summit (Kommunaltag Pfaffenhofen / Bayerischer Bürgerenergiegipfel), Pfaffenhofen
  • 30.04./01.05.2015 Seminar on construction law I – Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Wildbad Kreuth


HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Brienner Straße 9 / Amiraplatz
80333 München
Deutschland (Germany)
  Location details

Foreign languages: German, English, French, Swedish

Practice groups:
Public commercial law

  • HB Dtld Beste Anwaelte2022 Dr Iris Meessen Signatur
  • Meessen lawyer 290476 DE Small E14
  • meessen 290476 DE Basic Medium E12
  • 2020 Legal500 recommended lawyer 1 Klein4