Kathrin Bunte

Senior Consultant
in Hamburg, Germany

I am a conflict resolution professional, having worked as a lawyer and mediator for the past 10 years, including at leading law firms in England and Germany. In that capacity, I have assisted senior management in finding solution to their business challenges, from both a legal and non-legal point of view.
Clients value my attention to detail, thoroughness and my putting myself in their shoes to come up with fitting and workable solutions.

About me

My Areas of Expertise: Operating Model Design, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation

My Sector Focus: Legal, Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, NGOs

My Languages: German, English, Spanish

My Education: Solicitor (on the roll of solicitors in England/Wales and  Ireland, member of Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf), BSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (distinction), LL.M. Business and Human Rights & Mediation (distinction), CEDR-certified mediator

My Experience:

Commercial and workplace mediation: Mediating and co-mediating commercial disputes, as well as inter-company conflicts between staff members and employer and employee: Identifying relevant issues, helping parties see possible solutions and assisting parties to negotiate well.

Organization Design: Status quo assessment and defining vision and design for an operating model for the legal department of an international organisation, along with supporting the development and implementation.

Venture Capital: Advising venture capital funds on their financing in relation to German startups, including the financing of M&A transactions. Developing ESOP and vesting agreements (employee incentives).

Life Sciences: Negotiating scientific collaboration agreements and grant agreements.

Policy development: Advising on internal policies, incl. various internal HR/staff topics and data protection.

Project management: Working on the implementation of a world-wide change project in relation to regulatory requirements for an investment bank.