Carsten van de Sande, born in 1970, studied law at the University of Bayreuth and Duke University School of Law. He received his doctorate in law in 2000 with a thesis on the supervision of groups of companies in the banking and insurance sector, and his LLM in US law in 2001. He joined the Düsseldorf office of Hengeler Mueller in 2001 and, following a secondment to London, transferred to the Frankfurt office in 2004. Mr van de Sande became a partner in 2007 and is a member of the dispute resolution group of Hengeler Mueller dealing with both litigation and arbitration cases for national and international clients. The focus of his work is on international and domestic arbitration, in particular in relation to post-M&A disputes, product liability and general commercial litigation as well as disputes involving financial institutions and complex financial products. Mr van de Sande is admitted to the Bar in Germany and in the state of New York.