Rainer Funke is a lawyer in public commercial law with particular experience in the field of telecommunications/regulation. In addition, Mr Funke advises his clients comprehensively on government affairs and lobbying.

Another focus of his practice is on inheritance law, real estate law and advising foundations and non-profit institutions on all relevant issues. In this context, he also engages in board work and holds board positions as well.

Mr Funke has many years of political experience, including as a Member of the German Bundestag from 1980 to 1983 and from 1987 to 2005, and as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Justice from 1991 to 1998.

During his time as a member of the Bundestag, he was, among other things, the FDP parliamentary group's negotiator for the Telecommunications Act (TKG) as well as for the Postal Reform I and II from 1988 to 1995.

Mr Funke is a member of the G 10 Commission and was re-elected for another four years in 2022.