Sebastian advises clients on all aspects of German and European competition law and merger control.

He represents and advises clients on all merger control and competition law aspects before the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office and before courts. He regularly advises clients on the set up and design of distribution systems and contracts, with a focus on digital distribution models and online sales.

He has been short listed as one of Germany’s top competition lawyers by the prestigious “WirtschaftsWoche”. Sebastian regularly publishes articles on competition/antitrust law issues including commenting on the Coty and the ASICS case and he is author of the competition law section of the forthcoming Fashion Law Handbook (published by Beck). Sebastian has particular sector specific expertise in the retail and digital sector.

After his studies in Cologne (Dr. jur.), Pittsburgh, New York and London (LL.M.) and his legal training (including stages at the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission), he began his career in the competition group of an international law firm in the Düsseldorf office (with further stages in London and Brussels) in 2013. He joined Osborne Clarke in 2016.