Sebastian Giera

Attorney at law

Attorney at law
Of Counsel

Head of Homologation
Authorisation Management & Product Safety
Technical Senior Expert for Judicial Procedures

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  • Product safety law and product liability law, product approval and homologation
  • Technical compliance and conformity assessment procedures (NoBo, DeBo, AsBo )
  • Technical risk assessment procedures, Incident & Accident Management
  • National and European railway law and automotive law
  • General administration law and European law


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Fundamentals of Railway Technology, Technical University of Dresden
  • Legal Director for the leading company in the automotive supplier industry
  • Senior Legal Counsel & Senior Expert for approval and product safety at a leading global aircraft and railway vehicle manufacturer
  • Former member of the Approval and Law Working Group of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB)
  • Former Chairman of the UNIFE Vehicle Authorisation Group, Brussels
  • Member of the Field Quality Board at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

Current Projects (selection)


  • Handling approval and verification procedures for the approval of railway vehicles under the 4th Railway Package
  • Conducting seminars and training sessions on the new European approval procedure for railway vehicles in conjunction with the German Railway Industry Association and TU Berlin
  • Advising clients all over the world with regard to product defects and safety-related incidents
  • Revision of the Product Safety Directive and definition of the EU Commission's digital strategy (focus on software as a product and AI)
  • Expert opinions and legislative procedures concerning autonomous and automated vehicles

Publikationen (Auszug)

  • Article in 'bahn manager', Heft 03/2020, starting on p. 42: "Wenn der Schwanz mit dem Hund wackelt: Auf Schienen durch Deutschland & Europa.", Hanse-Medien Verlag &Mobility Service GmbH: Lüneburg
  • Article in 'Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung', 01/2020, p. 16.: "Die Bahn muss digitaler werden." , Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH: Frankfurt am Main
  • Publication in "Rail Business", 14.05.2018, Issue 20/18, p. 3: "Sorgen über längere Verfahren und letztlich höhere Kosten.", DVV Media Group GmbH

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