Mrs Manuela von Kuegelgen > Simont Braun > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Simont Braun
Avenue Louise 250 (10)
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Work Department

Real estate law; Town planning law; Environmental law; Administrative law.


Manuela von Kuegelgen is a specialist in real estate transactions and administrative law, town and country planning law, and environmental law.

She assists Belgian and international clients in structuring complex real estate transactions, real estate development and related litigation.

Manuela von Kuegelgen has drafted a complete recast of the Housing Code for the Bruxelles-Capitale Region (Brussels). The legislative ordinance has entered into force on 1 January 2018.

She was a teaching assistant at ULB from 1989 to 2007 in the law of obligations and contracts, and in security interests. She is still regularly invited to speak at training courses and seminars on real estate law and town and country planning law, notably for public entities.

Manuela von Kuegelgen is the author of various publications in French and English on the law of obligations and contracts and on administrative and environmental law.



Admitted to the Bar of Brussels in September 1989; Associate and then partner of the lawfirm STIBBE (1989-2004); Chief Legal Officer of the Group Robelco (2004-2005); Joined Simont Braun in February 2006; Partner of Simont Braun since 1st January 2008.


French, English and Dutch.


Manuela von Kuegelgen is a member of the editorial committee of “Jurimpratique”.


Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (Law, 1989).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Manuela von KuegelgenSimont Braun

Simont Braun offers an integrated service across real estate transactions, construction, and public law issues, with a strong specialism in development projects, contracts, and planning matters. The team regularly acts for city municipalities and other public sector clients, advising on all aspects of public procurement and project development. Practice head Manuela von Kuegelgen is a respected name within the real estate development space, and regularly contributes to legislative and regulatory developments, while counsel Laura Grauer specialises in PPP and PFI projects, combining administrative and real estate expertise. Fellow counsel Renaud van Melsen advises clients on a diverse range of projects, particularly within hospitality.