Dr. Thomas Bunz

Specialist lawyer for commercial and corporate law


  • Corporate law/M&A
  • Corporate compliance

Thomas advises companies and their shareholders primarily on questions concerning corporate law and capital markets law as well as in M&A transactions. He advises boards (management, supervisory boards, advisory boards) and the respective board members on their duties and on matters of personal liability and also companies on the enforcement of claims against board members. His advice also covers shareholder disputes where he represents parties out-of-court as well as before courts.

Thomas is author of numerous articles on corporate and capital markets law. He speaks German and English.


Recent work

  • Ongoing corporate law and capital markets law advice to corporations (inter alia preparing and attending annual general meetings, advice in connection with ad-hoc disclosure and board members’ duties)
  • Advice to companies in connection with M&A transactions (sell side and buy side)
  • Extrajudicial and judicial representation of companies and private persons in the context of disputes between shareholders
  • Advice in connection with liability claims against board members


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Member of the Corporate Lawyers Association (Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung, VGR)


Publications (in German) 


Curriculum vitae

  • Studied law at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 2002 to 2008
  • Studied law at University College London, 2004 to 2005
  • Legal clerkship (Referendariat) in Düsseldorf, 2009 to 2011
  • PhD in corporate law at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 2011
  • Lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 2012 to 2014
  • Lawyer at Kapellmann in Mönchengladbach, 2014 to 2017
  • Lawyer and Partner at AUSTMANN & PARTNER, 2017 to 2018
  • Lawyer at Kapellmann in Düsseldorf since 2018