Carsten Bartholl > Taylor Wessing > Hamburg, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Taylor Wessing
Taylor Wessing Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

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Carsten heads up the Energy Industry Group of Taylor Wessing in Germany. Based on his experience from over 100 national and international M&A transactions, Carsten is one of the leading experts in this area, particularly, for projects in the area of renewable energies and for investments in technologies to avoid and reduce CO2 emissions.

His practice also includes providing ongoing advise and developing the respective investment projects in an innovative way, thereby always keeping his client’s interests in mind. Carsten also focuses on advising clients in the areas of entertainment and sports, in which he has provided legal support with respect to M&A projects for many years. He is held in high esteem for his determined yet experienced hands-on approach to advising his clients – regardless of whether they come from the energy industry or the entertainment sector.


  • Since 2006 Partner, Taylor Wessing




  • 1996 Admitted as a lawyer
  • 1994 – 1996 Legal clerkship, Hamburg
  • 1993 – 1995 Academic research under Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Karsten Schmidt, University of Hamburg
  • 1993 First state examination
  • 1988 – 1993 Degree, law, University of Hamburg

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Branchenfokus > Energie

Taylor Wessing ist in Transaktionen und Finanzierungen vor allem in den Bereichen Onshore-Wind und Photovoltaik aktiv. Im Anlagenbau liegt der Schwerpunkt hingegen auf Offshore-Windfarmen, wobei sich die Praxis zunehmend breiter aufstellt und auch andere Energieanlagen erfasst. Daneben bedient die Kanzlei auch regulatorische Fragen, einschließlich energiewirtschaftsrechtlicher Themen, sowie das Umwelt- und Planungsrecht. Für die regulatorische Praxis in Deutschland zeichnet Salary Partner Markus Böhme in Düsseldorf verantwortlich. Am Standort Hamburg sitzen Carsten Bartholl als Leiter der internationalen M&A- und Corporate-Praxis sowie Tillmann Pfeifer, der die korrespondierende deutsche Praxis führt.

Germany > Industry focus > Energy

Taylor Wessing advises on transactional and financing issues, primarily in the sectors onshore wind and photovoltaics. Another key topic is plant construction, where offshore wind farms are a particular focus. The practice is also expanding its expertise in other power plants. Regulatory issues, including energy industry law issues, as well as environmental and planning law are also covered by the team. Salary partner Markus Böhme in Düsseldorf oversees the regulatory practice in Germany. Other key contacts are Carsten Bartholl, head of the international M&A and corporate practice, and Tillmann Pfeifer, who heads the corresponding German practice, both are based in Hamburg.