Carsten Reimann

Of Counsel

Carsten Reimann is an international business lawyer with over 15 years’ experience. He holds a doctorate degree in Public International Law, a postgraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh and a degree in General Management from St Gallen University.

In 2008-2011 Carsten served as Head of Nissan’s External & Governmental Affairs team in Europe and was Director of Nissan’s Brussels Office. In 2005-2008 he established Nissan’s legal department for D-A-CH and was chief legal adviser on a reorganisation project.

Before that Carsten was working for top-ranked law firms in London, Brussels and Germany where he has advised multinational corporations and private clients. He is experienced in a wide number of industry sectors including automotive, technology and energy.

Beside his own practice areas, Carsten’s core competence is establishing legal teams at short notice and managing complex legal project work. In 2012, Carsten has launched Xenion Legal, a legal resourcing business providing lawyers on demand for corporate clients and law firms. He has authored many contributions on law and management in journals and books, including an own book on the EU legal framework in the automotive sector.

Areas of practice and expertise:
  • Public international law
  • International investment law
  • EU and German competition law
  • Governmental affairs
  • Legal staffing and sourcing

German, English and French.

Selected publications:

“Chefjuristen als Chorleiter – Legal Management”, in: Die Rechtsabteilung, 2012, editor Tobias Lenz, pp. 59-69 (in German).

“QMS in der Rechtsabteilung – ein Erfahrungsbericht” , in: Rechtsabteilung und Unternehmenserfolg, 2011, editor Franz Brandstetter, pp. 109-111 (in German).

“Legal Management” (Quality Control of Legal Services, Cost Management, Management of external Law Firms), Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, 2010, issue 15, pp. 15-16; issue 17, pp. 16-17; issue 19, pp. 17-18; issue 24, pp. 13-14 (in German).
Article is publicly available to download.

“TÜV certified Corporate Counsel”, Betriebs-Berater, 2009, issue 22, M 16 (in German).

“Nissan’s New Network – legal validity of the first structural termination according to BER 1400/02”, Betriebs-Berater, 2008, pp. 1462-1469 (in German).

“Essential Function vs. Essential Facility – Defining the Amount of R&D Protection in High-tech Industries after IMS and Microsoft”, Competition Law Review, 2004, pp. 49-64.

“Competition Law Aspects of Emissions Trading”, Europäisches Wirtschafts- und Steuerrecht, 2004, pp. 160-165 (in German).

“Car BER – EU Block Exemption Regulation 1400/2002 on Car Distribution”, published with RWS Publishers, 2004 (in German).

“Merger Control under the Enterprise Act”, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb, 2003, pp. 1266-1278 (co-author Christian Krohs) (in German with English summary).

“Criminalisation of Cartels under the UK Enterprise Act 2002 – Practical Impacts also for German Entrepreneurs?”, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb, 2003, pp. 739-751 (co-author Christian Krohs) (in German with English summary).

“Food Security in Public International Law”, Richard-Boorberg-Verlag, 2000 (also: German doctoral thesis, University of Mannheim, 2000) (in German with English and French summaries).

“Ecological Intervention in Public International Law – Environmental Mandate and the Use of Force in Territories out of State Jurisdiction”, Natur & Recht, 1997, pp. 16-22 (in German).

“State 2000 – An Expert System in Public International Law and its Implications for Legal Reasoning”, Computer & Recht, 1994, pp. 246-251 (in German).


Carsten Reimann
Tel: +32 2 737 01 00
Fax: +32 2 734 28 12
Mob: +32 495 24 14 62