Sebas­ti­an Giera

Attorney at law
Of Counsel

Authorisation Management & Product Safety
Technical Senior Expert for Judicial Procedures
Expert for product registration and approval procedures

Railway and automotive industry expert

Sebas­ti­an Giera


  • Pro­duct safe­ty and lia­bi­li­ty law, pro­duct appr­oval, homo­lo­ga­ti­on and tech­ni­cal compliance
  • Con­for­mi­ty assess­ment pro­ce­du­res (CE cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on, type appr­oval, NoBo, DeBo, AsBo approval)
  • 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
  • Mem­ber of the Field Qua­li­ty Board of Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Mem­ber of the “Arti­fi­ci­al Intel­li­gence in Vehic­le Appli­ca­ti­ons” Sub­com­mit­tee and the “Pro­duct Inte­gri­ty” Working Group at the Ger­man Asso­cia­ti­on of the Auto­mo­ti­ve Indus­try, Berlin
  • Mem­ber of the expert group “Arti­fi­ci­al Intel­li­gence (AI), Con­nec­ted Pro­ducts and Other New Chal­lenges in Pro­duct Safe­ty” of the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on, Brussels
  • Mem­ber of the Law Working Group at the Ger­man Asso­cia­ti­on of the Rail­way Indus­try, Berlin
  • For­mer Chair­man of the UNIFE Vehic­le Aut­ho­ri­sa­ti­on Group, Brussels

Cur­rent Pro­jects (sel­ec­tion)

  • Super­vi­si­on of con­trac­tu­al nego­tia­ti­ons for the retro­fit­ting of rail­way vehic­les with ETCS as part of the “Digi­tal Rail Ger­ma­ny” project
  • Super­vi­si­on of appr­oval and veri­fi­ca­ti­on pro­ce­du­res for the regis­tra­ti­on of rail­way vehic­les under the 4th rail­road package
  • Liti­ga­ti­on con­cer­ning defec­ti­ve retro­fit­ting of rail­way vehicles
  • Super­vi­si­on and assess­ment of TSI Packa­ge 2022/23 of the Euro­pean Commission
  • Pro­vi­si­on of legal advice world­wi­de on pro­duct defects and safety-related incidents
  • Revi­si­on of the Pro­duct Safe­ty Direc­ti­ve and the stan­dar­di­s­a­ti­on of the digi­tal stra­tegy of the EU Com­mis­si­on (focus: soft­ware as a pro­duct & AI)
  • Exper­ti­se and sup­port in legis­la­ti­ve pro­cee­dings on auto­no­mous and auto­ma­ted driving

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', Issue 03/2020, beginning on p. 42: "Wenn der Schwanz mit dem Hund wackelt: Auf Schienen durch Deutschland & Europa.", publisher: Hanse-Medien Verlag & Mobility Service GmbH: Lueneburg
  • Article in 'Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung', 01/2020, p. 16.: "Die Bahn muss digitaler werden.", publisher: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH: Frankfurt/M.

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