Sebas­ti­an Giera

Attorney at law
Of Counsel

Authorisation Management & Product Safety
Technical Senior Expert for Judicial Procedures

Sebas­ti­an Giera


  • 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 vehicle

Latest News

Whe­re is the new Euro­pean Machi­nery Regulation?

Sebas­ti­an Giera

Ger­man legis­la­ti­ve sche­du­le for the rail sector

Sebas­ti­an Giera

Aut­ho­ri­sa­ti­on of rail­way 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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