Dr. Barbara Dunkel

Associate Debt Finance
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Dr. Barbara Dunkel is a finance associate in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

She advises German and international clients in national and cross-border acquisition finance transactions and other general finance and restructuring matters. Handelsblatt Best Lawyers lists her among the “Ones to Watch” 2023 for banking and finance law in Germany.


Thought Leadership

Select Publications

Penalty Orders and Wrongful Convictions – Insights on a Hardly Noticed Relation, Strafverteidiger 2020, p. 52-59 (co-author with Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kemme)

Wrongful Convictions – Systematic Analysis of Reopening of Proceedings, Law Enforcement in View of Frequency and Risk Factors, 2018 (Baden Baden: Nomos)

Wrongful Convictions in Germany – Results of Empirical Research of Five Decades, Neue Kriminalpolitik 2016, p. 138-154 (co-author with Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kemme)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020Germany


  • German
  • English


  • Higher Regional Court of HamburgSecond State Examination2019
  • University of HamburgDr. jur.summa cum laude2018
  • Columbia Law SchoolLL.M.2017
  • University of HamburgFirst State Examination2014
  • University of HamburgB.S., Psychology; M.S., Psychology2014