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 contractual claim and conflict management as well as the enforcement of claims in court and arbitration proceedings (in particular DIS and ICC).

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 acts as Assistant Editor for Europe for Kluwer Arbitration Blog. He regularly publishes articles in particular on construction dispute matters.

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

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 before state courts and arbitration courts (DIS, ICC), including all forms of out-of-court dispute resolution.

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 abroad (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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