Dr Carsten E. Beisheim

Dr Carsten E. Beisheim

Dr Carsten E. Beisheim


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Industries Energy

Areas of practice

Carsten Beisheim mainly provides corporate and M&A advice. He specialises in group restructurings as well as domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. He also advises on certain aspects of energy law, in particular the unbundling of energy network operators, and on complex public sector outsourcing and procurement projects. He focusses above all on the energy sector and the public sector. Carsten Beisheim publishes articles and contributions on topics related to corporate and energy law at irregular intervals.


Carsten Beisheim studied law at the German universities of Würzburg and Freiburg/Br. (1986 - 1992). Afterwards he worked as a research assistant at the University of Freiburg/Br., where he was awarded his doctorate in 1994. After his legal traineeship at the Regional Court of Appeal in Berlin (1993 - 95) he was admitted to the bar. In 2000 he joined Luther.

Honors and distinctions
  • JUVE Guide 2019/2020: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "M&A" (first listed in 2008/2009, "expertise, targeted approach and easy to reach")
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2018: Listed in "Energy Industry Focus"
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommendation in "Energy Law" (first recommendation in 2021)
  • Law Firms in Germany (2014): Listed in "Corporate/M&A".

  • Town (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) - advised on the reacquisition in full of the holding in the municipal utilities company and, in this context, on the complete restructuring of the “municipal group” by way of diverse transformations (under the German Transformation Act) and asset deals
  • Grid company (Lower Saxony, Germany) - advised on the spin-off (under the German Transformation Act) of the telecommunications business
  • Federal ministry - advised on the new strategic orientation of associated companies
  • Federal agency - advised on the procurement of accommodation services
  • E.ON - advised on the restructuring of the regional distributors Avacon, Bayernwerk, EDIS and HanseWerk
  • Regional energy companies (Lower Saxony, Germany) - advised each of these clients on the restructuring of the respective  affiliated group to optimise the unbundling regime (establishment of a holding structure by means of transformations)
  • Large city and a town (both in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) – advised each of these clients on the reacquisition of a holding in the respective municipal utilities company
  • Federal state of Berlin (Germany) - advised on the reacquisition of an indirect holding in Berliner Wasserbetriebe from RWE AG
  • Remondis AG & Co. KG - advised on the purchase of all shares in ThyssenKrupp Xervon GmbH and on the proposed purchase of shares in Evonik Steag GmbH within bid auctions
  • Numerous regional energy suppliers and municipalities - advised each of these clients on concession award procedures
  • Federal company/federal ministry - advised on a large-volume logistics procurement project
  • Numerous regional energy suppliers and municipal utilities companies - advised each of these clients on a (new) concept for and the implementation of the unbundling of the energy business
  • Town of Salzgitter - advised on the participation of E.ON Avacon AG in the municipal energy supplier WEVG by means of a capital increase for a contribution in kind (contribution of the local electricity supply business)
  • SWK Stadtwerke Krefeld AG - advised on the acquisition of RWE Umwelt West GmbH from RWE AG within a bid auction
  • Municipal utilities company (stock corporation) - advised on the concept design and bidding procedure for a strategic partner’s participation in the power station business
  • German towns of Hilden, Ahlen, Cottbus, Ingolstadt, Solingen (sellers) - advised each of these clients on the partial privatisation of their respective municipal utilities or waste management companies within bid auctions (partly under public procurement law)

Blog posts

  • Zukunft durch Industrie e.V., Düsseldorf