Carsten is a partner and a member of the firm's Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He represents German and foreign companies in German courts, as well as in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  He also advises on the structuring and negotiation of IT, outsourcing and other complex or large-volume commercial contracts.

Carsten has recently litigated disputes in the banking and financial services sector, post-M&A disputes and high-tech sector disputes, as well as product liability and warranty cases in the automotive industry.

His current and recent matters include representing Bankhaus Sal. Oppenheim in its defence against a EUR 1.9 bn lawsuit by Madeleine Schickedanz, defending several German and foreign banks against claims by municipalities in connection with the conclusion of swaps and other derivative contracts, and representing a US brokerage firm in parallel proceedings by 25 plaintiffs before the German courts both at first instance and appellate levels.

Carsten's experience in international arbitration includes highly complex arbitrations under DIS, ICC and Swiss Chambers of Commerce rules, as well as in ad hoc proceedings.  His current and recent matters include representing a German industrial company in a dispute with its joint venture partner from the United Arab Emirates, a listed Norwegian biotechnology company in ad hoc arbitration proceedings initiated by its Italian contract partner, representing GEA Group in DIS proceedings against Flex-n-Gate, and a DAX 30 company in a US-$ 800 m arbitration under ICC rules. He also acts as an arbitrator, most recently as chairman of the tribunal in an ad hoc arbitration.

Carsten has further advised German and foreign automotive suppliers on the defence of product liability and warranty claims as well as in relation to claims against insurers. He currently advises a German automotive supplier in connection with technical expert proceedings in France.

Carsten is a member of the firm's India desk.