Carsten Steinhauer is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato based in the Firm's Rome office. As a member of the Firm's Corporate Department, he focuses his practice on corporate law, commercial law and capital markets.
Carsten has extensive experience in the structuring and negotiating of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and project finance transactions, including cross-border transactions. He has assisted a variety of Italian, German and other foreign companies of all dimensions.
He holds a Ph.D. (Dr. jur.) from the University of Freiburg and a masters' degree (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago. Carsten has published a book and several articles on corporate and securities law in Italian, German and English. He is listed as a leading corporate lawyer in the European Legal 500, in European Legal Experts and in Who's Who of Emerging Leaders .
Carsten was admitted to the German Bar in 2000 and to the Italian Bar in 2001.
In addition to Italian and German, Carsten speaks English and French.
Assisted Europe's largest electricity provider in a € 8 billion acquisition, through block purchases and a tender offer bid, of an Italian listed energy company
Assisted the world's largest re-insurance company in the acquisition and sale of significant stakes in various Italian listed and non-listed companies
Assisted a German insurance company in a tender offer bid for a listed Italian insurance company
Assisted a Dutch bank on the acquisition of a significant shareholding in a listed Italian bank
Assisted with the sale of an Italian manufacturer of generic products to a German pharmaceutical group
Assisted foreign companies in their energy trading projects in Italy
Assisted foreign providers of renewable energy in the structuring and financing of wind farm projects in Italy
Advised on the security package for a € 1.2 billion acquisition of an Italian steel manufacturer by a US private equity fund
Advised on the securitization of German trade receivables by an Italian manufacturer of motorcycles
University of Freiburg, J.D., 1996
University of Freiburg, Ph.D. ("Dr. jur."), 1998
University of Chicago Law School, LL.M., 1997