Dr Sebastian Lilje advises national and international clients on all aspects of individual and collective labour and employment law. 

His expertise includes, inter alia, the restructuring of companies, drafting of employment and management contracts, the negotiation and drafting of termination agreements and dismissals, settlement agreements and co-determination issues.

Sebastian completed his law studies in Hamburg with a focus on labour and social law. He obtained his Ph.D. from Hamburg University. During his legal traineeship in Hamburg, he already worked for other major law firms. He was admitted to the bar in 2021.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to embrace digitalization at top speed. The associated innovations will last beyond the end of the pandemic. Creative working (time) models will therefore continue to be in demand in the future to enable flexible, mobile working and simultaneously meet the legal requirements. Furthermore, the increasing use of IT in the workplace must be legally accompanied. In addition to day-to-day business, I strongly support our clients primarily with strategic advice on the future of work.


Osborne Clarke has advised European tech investor Tenzing on the acquisition of INCREASE YOUR SKILLS GmbH (IYS), a fast-growing cybersecurity training company, by its portfolio company MetaCompliance, read more.

Guest article in the online magazine "Deutscher Anwaltspiegel"

Sebastian Lilje explains the new labour court decisions on work council remuneration. Read the article in German in the online magazine "Deutscher Anwaltspiegel" here.

VR Ventures/Redstone, coparion and Swiss Post Ventures

Osborne Clarke advises VR Ventures/Redstone, coparion and Swiss Post Ventures on ContractHero seed round, read more.


Osborne Clarke advises Scout24 on acquisition of Sprengnetter Group, read more.

Allcargo Logistics

Osborne Clarke advises Allcargo Logistics on the acquisition of shares in Fair Trade GmbH, read more


Osborne Clarke advises CloudFactory on acquisition of machine learning platform Hasty, read more

VAMED Rehazentren Deutschland GmbH

Osborne Clarke advises VAMED Rehazentren Deutschland GmbH on acquisition of rehabilitation centre in Karlsruhe

VAMED Gesundheit

Osborne Clarke advises VAMED Gesundheit on acquisition of Chiemgau Health Centre


Osborne Clarke has advised DoorDash on USD 750 million Series B financing round of rapid delivery firm Flink SE, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Taxdoo in Series B funding round with Tiger Global