Dr. Carsten E. Beisheim

Dr. Carsten E. Beisheim

Dr. Carsten E. Beisheim


T +49 211 5660 18728

Settori economici 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 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
  • The Legal 500 (2018): Recommended attorney for "Energy Industry Focus"
  • JUVE Guide (2018/2019): Mentioned among frequently recommended attorneys in the "M&A" section
  • JUVE Guide (since 2008/2009): Rated in the category “M&A” as a frequently recommended lawyer (client’s comment, quoted in 2010: "expertise, targeted approach and easy to reach").
  • The Legal 500 (2018): Mentioned in the category "Energy"
  • The Legal 500 (2014): Mentioned in the category "Regulatory law" (unbundling and licensing procedures).
  • Law Firms in Germany (2014): A Selection of German Business Lawyers (Nomos), mentioned in the category "Corporate/M&A".

  • German based energy group - advising regarding the unbundling structure
  • Energy companies - advising on the restructuring of each affiliated group to optimise the unbundling regime (establishment of a holding structure)
  • Cities in North Rhine-Westphalia - advising on re-purchasing of shares in public utility companies (Stadtwerke) from different German energy companies
  • Federal State of Berlin (Land Berlin): advising on re-purchasing an indirect share in Berliner Wasserbetriebe from RWE AG
  • Remondis AG & Co. KG: -advice, including due diligence, on the purchase of all shares in ThyssenKrupp Xervon GmbH and previously, on the proposed purchase of shares in Evonik Steag GmbH within bid auctions
  • Numerous regional energy service companies: continuing advice on concession procedures
  • Numerous energy service companies: continuing advice on a (new) concept for and implementing of the unbundling of the energy business
  • Cities of Hilden, Ahlen, Cottbus, Ingolstadt, Solingen (sellers): legal advice on the partial privatisation of their municipal utility or waste management companies within bid auctions
  • City of Salzgitter: legal advice regarding the merger of the municipal gas and water supply company WEVG (Stadtwerk) with the local electricity supply business of E.ON Avacon AG
  • SWK Stadtwerke Krefeld AG (purchaser): legal advice, including due diligence, on the acquisition of RWE Umwelt West GmbH from RWE AG within a bid auction
  • Stadtwerke AG: legal advice regarding the concept design and bidding procedure for the participation of a strategic