Karsten has more than 20 years experience in all forms of dispute resolution acting as lead counsel and arbitrator for clients in the energy and infrastructure, technology, life science, finance and automotive sectors. He is recognized as "Fast, thorough, friendly, cost-effective – an excellent lawyer for demanding mandates" (Legal 500) with significant knowledge in cross border conflicts that involve parallel proceedings in various jurisdictions.
Karsten represents clients in international arbitration under all the main arbitral institutions, including the ICC and DIS, frequently acts as sole and party-appointed arbitrator and also represents clients before national courts in Germany with experience in setting aside and enforcement actions.
As a former M&A transactional lawyer Karsten has solid grounding in pre-contractual and contractual negotiations and advises among others, energy producers and distributors, both traditional (oil and gas) and renewables (solar, wind) construction conglomerates, financial institutions, JVs and biotech companies.
Karsten is praised for his "proactive and skillful" approach (Chambers Global) and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Germany 2020 and Legal 500.