Fabian Bonke, LL.M. (LSE)

Fabian Bonke, LL.M. (LSE)

Senior Associate

Email fabian.bonke@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 69 96 23 6 0

Fax +49 69 962 36 100

LanguagesGerman, English, French

Practice groupFinance

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.

Fabian is member of the Editorial Board of the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. He regularly publishes articles in particular on construction law and dispute topics.

Education and admissions


LL.M., London School of Economics

Second State Exam in Law, Rhineland-Palatinate

First State Exam in Law, Saarland University

Diplôme d'Etudes universitaires générales, University of Saarbrücken/University of Nancy



DIS 40

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)

Young International Arbitration Group (LCIA)

Representative experience

Advising a German company in international arbitration proceedings under ICC Rules.

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

Advising German and international clients, project developers, plant constructors and sponsors from the energy sector on the enforcement and defense of claims.

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

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

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