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Dr. Gregor von Bonin


Corporate advisory and governance | Energy | Industrials | Infrastructure | Mergers and acquisitions |

precise and fast due to his profound expertise, which makes him an opponent who is tough on the issues, yet pleasant to work with

Client, JUVE

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About Dr. Gregor von Bonin

Gregor advises corporations and other investors in takeover offers and other investments in publicly listed companies as well as in cross-border private M&A transactions, joint ventures and global reorganisations.

Clients value Gregor’s business-oriented and can-do approach and his ability to focus on the commercial objectives of a transaction on the basis of his profound technical skills. His international versatility, mindset and language skills are significant assets for those clients involved in complex cross-border transactions, investments outside their home jurisdiction and global reorganisations.

His experience and background is also highly valued by the boards of listed companies which he regularly advises in publicly sensitive situations, such as public takeovers, M&A, joint ventures and shareholder matters, as well as on corporate governance, liability and capital markets compliance questions.

Gregor has worked across many industries with particular experience in automation/manufacturing and chemicals as well as in infrastructure and real estate.

He is a native German and English speaker, conversational in French and has basic knowledge of Spanish.

Recent work

  • Vonovia SE on two structured co-investments by funds advised by Apollo into Vonovia real estate portfolios and on its takeover offers for und business combinations with Deutsche Wohnen SE (Germany), Hembla (Sweden), Victoria Park (Sweden), BUWOG AG (Austria) and conwert Immobilien Invest SE (Austria)
  • Aurelius on the contemplated acquisition of the Carrier refrigeration business in a competitive auction process
  • M+W Group on the sale of a significant minority interest in Exyte GmbH to BDT Capital Partners and on the shareholders’ agreement for the future partnership
  • Flint Group on the carve-out and sale of its Flexographics printing plates and sleeves business
    to a Lone Star fund
  • Etex on the purchase of the URSA insulation business from Xella Group, a Lone Star portfolio company
  • Knauf on the carve out and disposal of parts of the Armstrong-ceilings business to Aurelius
  • Bertelsmann/arvato on the carve out and combination of its customer relationship business with that of Saham
  • Hewlett Packard on the worldwide separation into HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. 
  • Wincor Nixdorf AG on the business combination with Diebold Inc.
  • IFM Investors, GDF SUEZ and CNP Assurances on their joint bid for the gas transmission operator Open Grid Europe from E.ON
  • Terex on its unsolicited public offer for Demag Cranes and post-takeover integration



  • Universities of Freiburg, Geneva and Munich (Law, Economics)
  • New York University School of Law (LLM)
  • University of Constance (Ph.D. on fiduciary duties of managers of German and US stock corporations)

Professional memberships

  • German and New York bars


  • 3. Aufl. 2020 (Hasselbach/Nawroth/Rödding (Hrsg.))(gemeinsam mit Nils Derksen) Krise und Insolvenz, in Beck’sches Holding Handbuch

  • Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht, 2012, S. 694 Der Begriff der Insiderinformation bei gestreckten Sachverhalten

  • Die Aktiengesellschaft, 2008, S. 565 (gemeinsam mit Christoph H. Seibt und Gunnar Isenberg) Prospektfreie Zulassung von Aktien bei internationalen Aktientausch-Transaktionen mit gleichwertigen Dokumentenangaben (§ 4 II Nr. 3 WpPG),

  • 2. Aufl. 2006 (Hirte/Buecker (Hrsg.)) Die Corporation und die Limited Liability Company nach dem Recht des US-Staates Delaware, Grenzüberschreitende Gesellschaften

  • Baden-Baden, 2004 Die Leitung der Aktiengesellschaft zwischen Shareholder Value und Stakeholder-Interessen