Prof. Dr. Benjamin von Bodungen, LL.M.

Of Counsel


As Of Counsel in our Banking & Finance Practice Group, based in Frankfurt, I specialise in the transport and logistics sectors and have extensive expertise in the cross-border financing and collateralisation of mobile equipment.

Specialising in the cross-border financing of mobile equipment, such as aircraft, railway rolling stock and ships, I am a management committee member of the Rail Working Group, which promotes the implementation of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. My practice also encompasses national and international transport, traffic and logistics law, with a special focus on type-approval and liability aspects of autonomous driving.

Before joining our team, I worked as an in-house lawyer at KfW Bankengruppe in Frankfurt am Main, dealing with asset-based financing as well as general banking and banking supervision issues. Previously I had worked as a Principal Associate in the Frankfurt office of a magic circle law firm, where I specialised in asset and structured finance.

In July 2013 I became a Professor of German and international commercial and corporate law, finance and tax law at the German Graduate School of Management and Law (GGS) in Heilbronn.

I am a member of the German Association of Transport Sciences (DVWG) and the German-American Lawyers Association (DAJV).

  • Member of the Management Committee of the Rail Working Group (RWG).
  • Member of the Expert Study Group entrusted by UNIDROIT with preparing the first draft of a Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on matters specific to mining, agricultural and construction equipment (MAC Protocol).
Education
  • Legal studies at Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg
  • Doctoral thesis in cross-border financing of aircraft and railway rolling stock
  • Post-graduate legal studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
Admissions
  • Admitted to the bar in Frankfurt/Main (2008)