Head of Legal & Compliance | Germany
Karsten started July 2011 for Colliers International Germany as COO / Lawyer. He is responsible for the company's legal and organization work and also involved in all german wide marketing and HR topics.
Before his start at Colliers International Germany he was for 12 years a corporate lawyer of a below the line agency network which was part of the Omnicom Group. In this role he was also responsible for the HR-Department.
Together with the agency management he was responsible for M&A projects as well as the full integration into the Omnicom Network.
Proven track record of implementing marketing and communication strategies.
Track record in german labour law, corporate law and company restructuring.
7 years of experience as proxy at GMR Marketing a subsidiary of one of the largest advertising networks Omnicom. Position: Head of legal and HR.
2011 - date COO/Lawyer at Colliers International Deutschland Holding GmbH
2009 - 2011 per proxy and SVP legal and HR GMR Marketing GmbH
2001 - 2009 per proxy and Head of legal and HR auratis AG (Agency network for emotional brand building)
2001 Admission as lawyer
1999 – 2001 Consultant at SundK Kommunikationsberatung (Sport-Sponsoring agency)
1996 – 1998 Higher Regional Court Zweibrücken (second state examination in law)
1990 - 1996 University of Mannheim (first state examination in law)
1989 A-Levels 1985 - 1987 Apprenticeship as building fitter