Dr. Fabian Bonke, LL.M. (LSE)

Dr. Fabian Bonke, LL.M. (LSE)

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 69 96 23 6 0

Fax +49 69 962 36 100

LanguagesGerman, English, French

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Fabian Bonke supports you with great commitment in domestic and international energy and infrastructure projects. He focuses on resolving complex project-related conflicts. Fabian has particular expertise in claim and conflict management, any form of alternative dispute resolution (e.g. dispute adjudication or mediation) as well as the enforcement of claims in court and arbitration proceedings. 

Fabian has advised on a wide range of projects, in particular offshore wind farms, energy-from waste plants, biomass plants, water treatment plants and oil & gas projects situated in Europe and the Middle East. He has gained particular expertise in engineering, procurement and construction contracts (EPC), operation & maintenance contracts and FIDIC Conditions of Contracts. 

From a very early stage in his legal career, Fabian set a strong international focus. In parallel to his German legal studies, he also studied French law at the Saarland University in Saarbrücken and earned a French law degree. Additionally, he spent one year at the University of Geneva. During his legal traineeship, he clerked for judges at the Regional Court of Mainz and was employed at leading law firms in Frankfurt and New York. After having been admitted to the bar in Frankfurt, Fabian earned an LL.M. with a specialism in International Dispute Resolution with merit from the renowned London School of Economics. He completed his doctorate in comparative law with a dissertation on Contract Terms in Business-to-Business Contracts (published by Duncker & Humblot, 2020). 

Fabian currently co-chairs the Frankfurt regional chapter of the arbitration group DIS40. Previously, he has been a long-serving member of the Editorial Board of the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. He regularly publishes articles in particular on questions arising from the resoluton of complex disputes.

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., Saarland University, 2019

LL.M., London School of Economics, 2014

Second State Exam in Law, Rhineland-Palatinate, 2012

First State Exam in Law, Saarland University, 2010

Diplôme d'Etudes universitaires générales, Université de Nancy, 2009



DIS 40

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)

Young International Arbitration Group (LCIA)

YConstruction - Young International Construction Practitioners

Representative experience

Advising an energy supplier in a dispute with a general contractor for a major power plant (including ICC arbitration proceedings and expedited proceedings in two countries).

Advising a manufacturer of wind turbines on the construction of an offshore wind farm.

Advising a manufacturer of wind turbines in extensive DAB proceedings on defect and delay claims against the project company of an offshore wind farm.

Advising an international construction consortium on the investment protection of a large scale international project in Kuwait.

Advising an operating company of an energy-from-waste power plant in arbitration proceedings under DIS-Rules.

Advising project developers, plant constructors and sponsors from the energy sector on the enforcement and defense of claims before state courts and arbitral tribunals (DIS, ICC).

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