Dr. Schönborn studied law and obtained his doctorate in law in Berlin and London. He worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute for German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law of Freie Universität Berlin. Thereafter, he worked as a lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in the Corporate/M&A practice group in Berlin and Dusseldorf until 2012. From 2012 until 2016, Dr. Schönborn was Senior Legal Counsel Corporate and M&A at Axel Springer SE. Since 2016, he is the Head of Corporate Law at Zalando SE and responsible for M&A, corporate, finance, capital markets, employment and real estate law.