Dr. Christian Steiner

Rechtsanwalt (Berlin)
Abogado (Seville)
Managing Partner Maghreb & West Africa

Offices: Algeria | Beirut | Casablanca | Tunisia | Seville

Fields of activity

Dr Christian Steiner specialises in providing legal advice to companies active in the Maghreb states of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The areas of expertise that Dr Steiner covers – if necessary together with local colleagues – include

  • Administrative law
  • Commercial law
  • Company law
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal law 
  • International Civil Procedure Law 
  • International inheritance and family law
  • Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Labour law
  • Private International Law
  • Project and export finance
  • Real estate law
  • Renewable Energies Law
  • Tax law
  • Trademark and patent law

Dr Steiner has more than 20 years of professional experience in business law, public law, judiciary, arbitration, project management, policy analysis as well as rule of law promotion. He has worked in Germany, Spain, the Maghreb and other MENA countries as well as in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Latin America. Dr Steiner currently advises mainly European and North American companies from various industries in the MENA region.

Interjuridical and intercultural communication competence as well as the knowledge of several languages distinguish Dr. Steiner for international legal work. 

Professional career

In his international professional life, Dr. Steiner has been involved in a wide range of activities in the areas – and intersections – of business, politics, law and development cooperation. His experience is relevant to advising on international cooperation and cross-border business engagement, particularly in countries where there are challenges to the effectiveness of the law, the reliability of government action and the transparency of business competition. Dr Steiner is a founding partner of Ule & Steiner SLP, which coordinates the MIDEAST | Law International Legal Practice. 

Activities and memberships

  • German-Moroccan Chamber of Foreign Trade (Casablanca)
  • German Professional Services Alliance (GPSA) of the law firm Rödl & Partner (for Maghreb)
  • Cross Border Business Lawyers (CBBL) (for Maghreb)
  • Legalmondo (for Maghreb)
  • CBBL partner lawyer in the Arbitration Practice Group
  • Berlin Bar Association
  • Seville Bar Association, Spain
  • Associate Professor of Civil Law and Philosophy of Law


  • Lawyer, since 2004
  • Abogado, since 2009


After studying law with a focus on European law and international law at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, the University of Granada, Spain (ERASMUS) and the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg (1st state examination, 1999), Dr Christian Steiner completed his legal traineeship and 2nd state examination in Baden-Württemberg (2001). He received his doctorate in law in 2009 from Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main under Prof. Dr. Dr. Rainer Hofmann. 

Training on key competences

  • Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World (University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, on Coursera)
  • An Introduction to American Law (PennLaw. University of Pennsylvania, on Coursera)
  • Business French (Alliance Française)
  • Standard Arabic (Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation)
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals (University of Virginia, on Coursera)
  • Intercultural Mediation (Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation)


Arabic (basic knowledge), German (mother tongue), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Italian (mother tongue), French (business fluent) and Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian (basic knowledge).

Relevant publications

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