Roland Stein @

Norbert Bisky und Johann König, Berlin

Roland M. Stein serves as Director at the CELIS Institute since 2024; previously he was Deputy Director since 2023. He focuses on CFIS and CELIS Training. He is, furthermore, an international trade law expert and one of the founding partners of the leading law boutique BLOMSTEIN in Berlin, Germany. He is regularly ranked as one of the leading lawyers for “Trade and Customs”, “International Sanctions” and “Foreign Investment Review” by Who’s Who Legal. He is also recommended by JUVE and The Legal 500 and is listed in WorldECR’s Directory of Experts as a specialist for export control and sanctions compliance.
Roland has been advising clients for more than 15 years and is particularly experienced in the fields of IT and technology, finance, energy, general industry, infrastructure, as well as defence and security. He advises international companies (and sometimes the government) in German foreign investment control proceedings in connection with cross-border M&A transactions. His expertise also covers other international trade law areas such as customs law and excise taxes, as well as export control and sanctions law.
He regularly gives lectures on international trade law topics at conferences and seminars in Germany, Europe and the US and publishes in national and international professional journals, such as WorldECR. He is co-author of the Commentary on the German Foreign Trade and Payments Act (AWG) in Dorsch, the chapter on the European Union sanctions regime in Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Sanctions, and the contribution to the German investment protection law in Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Foreign Investment Review.
Roland studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Leeds and holds both a Master of Laws degree and a Doctor of Laws degree from the University Frankfurt. He is half German and half Brazilian and grew up in São Paulo. He has close relationships to Brazilian law firms and regularly gives speeches on issues affecting Brazil and the EU.

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