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Dr. Christian Steiner

Christian Steiner

Attorney-at-Law (Berlin, Germany)
Abogado (Seville, Spain)

+212 648 120 763
+34 684 083 156
+49 322 264 734 05
steiner@mideastlaw.eu

Offices: Casablanca, Seville

Areas of Concentration

In collaboration with our contact firms at MIDEAST LAW, Dr. Christian Steiner advises on the broad spectrum of cross-border corporate engagement between Europe and the MENA-countries, especially Morocco. This includes risk management in the case of foreign investments, strategies to avoid litigations hazards, compliance and considerations in the field of politics and law.

  • Commercial law
  • Corporate law
  • Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project and Export finance
  • Real Estate law
  • Labour law

Professional background

Dr. Steiner has gathered diverse experience throughout his international career in the areas and intersections of economy, politics, law and civil society. This background is an asset when advice is required both in international cooperation and cross-border corporate projects in States that face significant challenges when it comes to the effectiveness of law, the reliability of public authorities and transparency in corporate competition. After several years of providing advice to the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the Legal Department of the Office of the High Representative of the International Community in BiH and its High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, Dr. Steiner helped constitute the international desk at Bores & Cia Law Firm in Seville before founding his own firm with Spanish and Italian colleagues providing legal advice to domestic and international companies and individuals on a variety of cross-border matters from the north of Europe to Morocco. Prior to joining MIDEAST LAW he directed the Latin American Rule of Law Program of the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation, first from Mexico City, later from Bogota (Colombia). This implied promoting the rule of law in the majority of Latin American countries in cooperation with domestic and international institutions such as universities, public prosecutors, law firms, ministries, NGOs, and courts, including the constitutional courts of the continent.

Admissions to the Bar

  • Rechtsanwalt (Berlin, Germany), since 2004
  • Abogado (Seville, Spain), since 2009

Training

Law school at the Universities of Göttingen (Germany), Granada (Spain, Erasmus scholarship) and Freiburg i. Br. (Germany, First State Exam of Law | 1993-1998. Emphasis on European Union Law. Second State Exam of Law | 2001. Emphasis on international public law. PhD of Law (Dr. iur.) at the University Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankfurt/M (Prof. Dr. Dr. Rainer Hofmann) on Peace Building through Constitutional Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Activities and Membership in Professional Associations

  • State Bar Association of Berlin
  • German Federal Bar Association
  • Seville Bar Association, Spain
  • Member of the German-Moroccan Chamber of Commerce (Casablanca)
  • fOrum Sevilla, Association of German Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Directors (Presidency 2007/2008)
  • Honorary Member of the Colombian Centre for Constitutional Procedural Law
  • Member of the Board of the AVRIO International Network of Law Firms (2006)

Languages

German, Italian, Spanish, English, French, Serbo-Croat/Bosnian.

Publications

  • Steiner, Christian, The Court of Arbitration Andalusia-North of Morocco, AVRIO Eurolaw Info, No. 5 (May 2006), p. 10-11
  • Steiner, Christian, International Insolvency Law Overview, AVRIO Eurolaw Info, No. 3 (November 2005). p. 6-7
  • Steiner, Christian, National Implementation of EU Law on the Societas Europeae: A Comparative Analysis of National Legislations, AVRIO Eurolaw Info, No. 2 (June 2005), p. 2, 5-13
  • Ambos, Kai/ Steiner, Christian (ed.), Justicia de transición y constitución II (analysis of the second sentence of the Colombian Constitutional Court on the Legal Framework for Peace), Colombia 2015.
  • Ambos, Kai/Malarino, Ezequiel/Steiner, Christian (ed.), Terrorismo y Derecho Penal (Terrorism and Criminal Law), Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Colombia 2015.
  • Steiner, Christian, Friedenskonsolidierung durch Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Bosnien und Herzegowina. Lehren aus einem Versuchslabor der Internationalen Gemeinschaft (Peace building through constitutional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina), Schriftenreihe der Europäischen Akademie Bozen, Bereich “Ethnische Minderheiten und regionale Autonomien“, Germany, 2015.
  • Steiner, Christian/Uribe, Patricia (eds.), Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos. Comentada (Annotations on the American Convention on Human Rights), Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2014 (co-editions with Constitutional Courts, Ministries of Justice and Supreme Courts in the majority of Latin American countries, see e.g. Mexican version: www.kas.de/rspla/es/publications/39990/).
  • Ambos, Kai/Malarino, Ezequiel/Steiner, Christian (eds.), Análisis de la primera sentencia de la Corte Penal Internacional: el caso Lubanga (Analysis of the Lubanga sentence of the ICC), Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Colombia 2014; www.kas.de/rspla/ es/publications/39234/.
  • Ferrer MacGregor, Eduardo/Caballero, José Luis/Steiner, Christian (eds.), Derechos Humanos en la Constitución: Comentarios de Jurisprudencia Constitucional e Interamericana (Annotations on human rights related articles of the Mexican Constitution), Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (Mexican Supreme Court) & Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Mexico City 2013; www.kas.de/rspla/es/publications/ 37055/.
  • Steiner, Christian (ed.), “Qué es el pluralismo jurídico?” (What is legal pluralism?), video, Colombia, 2013, vimeo.com/67144390.
  • Käss, Susanne/Steiner, Christian, Indigenous and State Justice in Latin America. Cooperation or Coexistence?, KAS International Reports 9/2013, pp. 7-30, www.kas.de/wf/doc/kas_35432-544-2-30.pdf?130920080614.
  • Ambos, Kai/Malarino, Ezequiel/Steiner, Christian (Hrsg.), Sistema interamericano de protección de los derechos humanos y derecho penal internacional – Volume III (Studies on the implementation of the jurisprudence of the Interamerican Court of Human Rights in the Convention member states), Colombia 2013; www.kas.de/rspla/ es/publications/36642/.
  • Steiner, Christian/Leyers, Simone, Initiators for effective protection of basic rights: the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, KAS International Reports 7/2010, pp. 7-23, www.kas.de/wf/doc/kas_20013-544-2-30.pdf?100630121630.
  • Martínez, Juan Carlos/Steiner, Christian/Uribe, Patricia (eds.), Elementos y técnicas de pluralismo jurídico. Manual para operadores de justicia (Handbook on Legal Pluralism), Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Mexico City 2011, www.kas.de/rspla/es/ publications/31740.
  • Steiner, C./Ademovic, N. (authors and eds.), The Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegowina. Commentary, Sarajevo 2010 (also published in Bosnian/Serbo-Croat and German), www.kas.de/wf/doc/kas_19629-544-1-30.pdf.
  • Steiner, C./Ademovic, N., Power struggles in the Dayton framework. The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina as the driving force for regaining sovereignty? [original title: Kompetenzstreitigkeiten im Gefüge von Dayton. Der Verfassungsgerichtshof von Bosnien und Herzegowina als Motor der Wiedererlangung nationaler Souveränität?], in: Graf Vitzthum, W./Winkelmann, I. (Hrsg.), Bosnien-Herzegowina im Horizont Europas, Tübinger Schriften zum Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht (2003).
  • Ambos, K./Steiner, C., Vom Sinn des Strafens auf innerstaatlicher und supranationaler Ebene (On the rationale of punishment on the national and international level), Juristische Schulung (JuS) 2001, S. 9-13.
  • Ambos, K./Steiner, C., Criminal anti-drug legislation in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Great Britain and Denmark from the perspective of legal harmonization [original title: Legislación penal de drogas en Países Bajos, Alemania, Espańa, Gran Bretańa y Dinamarca a la vista de la armonización legal], in: Revista Canaria de Ciencias Penales, 6-2000, S. 41-71.