Isabell Büschel studied law at the Universities of Cologne (1999-2000) and Aix-Marseille (2001-2009), where she did a PhD about the judicial balance between health protection and fundamental economic liberties in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Subsequently, she held two postdoctoral positions at the Universities of Aix-Marseille (funded by the French National Research Agency ANR) and Basel (financed by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, SAMS) on the protection of the individual against infringements of the right to physical integrity, personal data, well-being.
Isabell Büschel complemented her scientific education with hands-on experience in the business law firms BBLP Moquet Borde (Paris), Linklaters (Cologne and Paris), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Since 2014, she has been working as a consultant in environmental, energy and transport law (Madrid and Brussels).
She is a member of the Franco-German Lawyers’ Association and the Coalition for Higher Ambition, which, supported by the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee), calls on EU leaders to enforce the Paris Agreement in their respective national legal orders and ensure that EU climate policies are coherent with its goals.
Isabell Büschel advises especially European clients mainly in the field of public law and EU law on issues related to the protection of the environment and health, as well as on energy, transport and infrastructure. She researches and analyzes European legislation, national implementation measures and jurisprudence in all areas of EU law dealing with fundamental rights and sustainable development.
Her activities include conformity studies of national laws and regulations with the EU regulatory framework, country reports and legal assessments of complex cross-border issues. Isabell Büschel regularly lectures at conferences and publishes in specialist journals. She is co-author of several studies commissioned by the European institutions (EU Parliament, Commission).