Prof. Dr Christian Bönker

Specialist lawyer for construction and architects’ law


  • Legal management for large-scale projects JurProM®
  • Construction contracts
  • Real estate law
  • Public law

Prof. Dr Bönker advises on complex construction and real estate projects. His key areas are contract drafting and contract management; he also represents high-profile clients before courts and arbitral tribunals. Prof. Dr Bönker also supports purchases and sales of immovable property, a further specialisation being the legal issues concerning building management in the broadest sense.

What others say

"Christian Bönker gains recognition from market commentators for his sweeping knowledge of major construction and infrastructure projects."  – Who's Who Legal Germany 2020


Recommended for environmental and planning law – Legal 500 Germany 2020


One of the leading senior partners in private construction law; "competent in disputes", competitor – JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2018


Christian Bönker garners praise from one satisfied interviewee for his "strong competence in construction law," as well as his ability to be "quick and secure in negotiations." – Chambers Europe 2018


Recommended lawyer for real estate law – Legal 500 Germany 2018


Lawyer of the year for construction law (Berlin) 2019; One of the most frequently recommended lawyers for construction law and public law – Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers® "Germany's Best Lawyers 2020"


Recent work

  • Berlin Brandenburg International Airport BER
  • BVG Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe public law institution (Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts)
  • Several Berlin based housing associations
  • Berlinovo Immobilien GmbH
  • Transmission system operators


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Honorary professor for construction and architects’ law at BTU Cottbus since 2020
  • Deputy professorship at BTU Cottbus, 2010 to 2012
  • Lecturer in real estate law at the Bauakademie und Hochschule Biberach, 2002 to 2009
  • Various seminar events (in-house and with external organisers)
  • Member of the Working Group on Construction Law at the German Lawyer’s Association (ARGE Baurecht beim Deutschen Anwaltverein)


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)

Curriculum vitae

  • Studied law at Münster University, 1984 to 1990
  • Research activity at Münster University in construction and environmental law (Prof. Dr Werner Hoppe), 1987 to 1991
  • PhD on environmental law, 1990 to 1991
  • Legal clerkship with the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, 1992 to 1994
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 1994, at Kapellmann since 1995