Carsten van de Sande 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. Carsten joined the Düsseldorf office of Hengeler Mueller in 2001 and, following a secondment to London, transferred to the Frankfurt office in 2004. He became a partner in 2007 and is a member of the corporate and dispute resolution groups of Hengeler Mueller. He advises domestic and foreign clients on German corporate law, including corporate governance and corporate compliance, and deals with both national and international litigation and arbitration cases. Carsten is admitted to the Bar in Germany and the State of New York.