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Dr. Carolin Kühne, LL.M.

Senior Knowledge Lawyer

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About Dr. Carolin Kühne, LL.M.

Carolin is a Senior Knowledge Lawyer in the Global Transactions group with a focus on banking and finance law. She was an in-house legal counsel for four years (structured finance, banking, litigation) before joining Freshfields.

She is fluent in German, English, Italian and French.


Professional Qualifications 

  • Rechtsanwältin, Germany
  • In-house legal counsel (banking sector)
  • Research associate (Chair of European Civil Law; Europa-Institut) (University Saarbrücken)


  • Chamber of Lawyers (Rechtsanwaltskammer) Frankfurt am Main (Certified Mediator)
  • Universities of Bonn and Saarbrücken in Germany (First and Second State Examinations, Dr iur in comparative contract and security law, law of evidence)
  • Studio legale Rome, University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, Judicial authority Saarbrücken (Referendariat/Clerkship)
  • Universities of Turin, Warwick and Lille (2-year Jacques Delors - scholarship period for legal studies in EU, French, Italian and UK law, Master en droit in international and European law)
  • Systemical Business Coach, Master and Trainer in communication



Lawyers' Gazette/jm, article, interview - experience of a certified Mediator, "Mediatoren müssen Menschen mögen", May 2023, p. 217-219

Regulatory roadmap 2023 Co-author, Straffes Risikomanagement wird wichtig, diebank 02/2023, p. 48-59

Article book review of Jacob/Schindler/Strathausen Liquid Legal - Towards a Common Legal Platform, Zeitschrift für Vertriebsrecht, 1/2022, p. 67-68

Regulatory roadmap 2022 Co-author, Die Klimakrise kommt in der Regulierung an, diebank 02/2022, p. 32-43

Springer publisher, article, Die gesetzliche Form der Rechtsgeschäfte im deutschen und italienischen Recht – Reloaded 2.0 2.0 Vertrauen ist gut, Blockchain ist besser!, Festschrift Liber Discipulorum für Michael Martinek (Feed | LinkedIn) 2021, S. 293 – 316

Regulatory roadmap 2021 Co-author/Found in a yearly publication in the German Banking journal “diebank” – February 2021

Post-Brexit - what next for financial services? Co-author, 25 January 2021

Current and expected financial regulations 2020 Co-author/Found in a yearly publication in the German Banking journal “diebank” – January 2020, p. 32-43

All you need is law? Communication 4.0 in legal practice - inspirations from mediation and coaching - German journal (Anwaltsblatt) July/August 2019, p. 541-556

Current and expected financial regulations 2019
Co-author/Found in a yearly publication in the German Banking journal “diebank” – January 2019

Knowledge Management in Legal Operations
Found in Legal Practice Manual “Legal Operations Management" – July 2017

Current and expected financial regulations
Co-author/Found in a yearly publication in the German Banking journal “diebank” – January 2017

Mediation in an interdisciplinary context
Found in German Lawyers journal, "Anwaltsblatt/juris" - Feb 2016

Report/study on the implementation of the Mediation Directive in the UK, Germany, France and Italy, with relations to ADR aspects of banking and finance law (English language)

Memorandum (security law) related to the EU Action plan of a coherent European Contract law (Contribution to EU-Consultation)

Formal requirements in contract law – a comparative analysis between German and Italian law, Dissertation (Peter-Lang Verlag 2002)

Presentations about general central aspects of Knowledge Management in law firms (i.a. University of Karlsruhe, University of Saarbrücken)