Stephan Kuntner

Head of the China Corporate Business
Funk Group


Stephan Kuntner (孔劭凡) is the Head of the China Corporate Business of the Funk Group ‑ Germany’s largest family-run, independent, international insurance broker and risk consultant company. He is responsible for comprehensive insurance and risk management solutions for Chinese outbound direct investments to Germany and Europe. He advises Chinese investors on insuring M&A transaction-related risks, with a special focus on W&I insurance.


Prior to joining Funk, he has worked for more than three years in the Shanghai Office of an international law firm. He has advised multinational corporations on M&A transactions, corporate restructuring and foreign direct investments in China. Before that, he has worked in the corporate law department of an international law firm in Hamburg, Germany.


Stephan holds a law degree from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and has studied Chinese law at the Law Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing. Following his law degree, he studied Chinese for one year at Nanjing University. In his PhD thesis, Stephan analyses and compares Chinese and German corporate law.