Dr Timo Karsten is an employment law specialist and partner in the German employment law practice group.  His practice focuses on outsourcing transactions, the use of contingent workforce, and business immigration including global mobility.

He advises on collective and individual employment law with a focus in the TMC, Financial Services Sector and on clients from the engineering industries.

Timo qualified as a lawyer in 2000. As trusted advisor, he supports his national and international clients with their business activities in Germany and in cross-border legal issues. He is a member of Osborne Clarke's India Group and the Nordic Desk, which assists clients from Finland and Scandinavia. During a secondment, Timo also worked for one of the leading Finnish law firms.

Timo advises companies on the planning and implementation of outsourcing transactions and digitalization projects. He specialises in contingent workforce compliance including the use of temporary agency workers and alternative contractual forms of cooperation with service providers and contractors. 
Further focal points of his advisory practice are questions of global mobility, cross-border work, and business immigration of skilled workers. 

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I support our clients in the creation of their future of work: New work environments and the forward-looking design of an international and increasingly digital working environment.

Digital transformation opens new possibilities for mobile, location-independent and cross-border cooperation which companies want to shape together with their employees, the employees’ representatives, and social partners. 

The growing need for specialists in the field of digitalisation increasingly requires companies to cooperate with external IT service providers, which I support and shape in terms of labour law.

For excellent client service and the ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond other players in the market he has been awarded in 2016, 2017 and 2019 with the Client Choice Award of the International Law Office (ILO).

Brightlands Venture Partners and TechVision Fonds

Osborne Clarke has advised Brightlands Venture Partners and TechVision Fonds on their investment in the Organ Vitality Tech start-up Vivalyx GmbH as part of a seed financing round. Read more.

FUNKE Digital

Osborne Clarke advises FUNKE Digital on the acquisition of Truffls. Read more here.

Borealis Hotel Group

Osborne Clarke advises Borealis Hotel Group on the acquisition (including acquisition financing) of Bierwirth & Kluth Unternehmensgruppe, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Indian IT group Infosys on acquisition of digital agency Oddity, read more

Keen Venture Partners

Osborne Clarke advises Keen Venture Partners on EUR 25 million investment in Lendis, read more

Highland Europe

Osborne Clarke advises Highland Europe on investment in SoSafe, read more

Wipro Technologies

Osborne Clarke berät Wipro Technologies bei der Aufnahme der cellent GmbH, lesen Sie hier mehr


Osborne Clarke advises Infosys on the acquisition of GuideVision, read more

PT Elegant Textile Industry

Osborne Clarke advises PT Elegant Textile Industry on the acquisition of the majority stake in Spinnerei Lampertsmühle, read more


Osborne Clarke advised Aricent on employment law aspects of acquisition of Altran, read more


Advised Persistent on the acquisition of PARX, read more

Client Choice Award 2017

OC Partner Timo Karsten receives Client Choice Award 2017, read more