SMP

Sebastian advises companies, shareholders and members of management boards and supervisory boards on matters of corporate law, in particular stock corporation law and the law concerning groups of companies (including aspects of capital markets law) as well as reorganization law and co-determination at company level. In addition, one focus of his is conducting lawsuits and providing advice and support in the context of corporate-law litigation.

Education and career

Sebastian studied law in Cologne and Manchester (UK), followed by a position as research assistant to a chair for business law for several years. Before he joined SMP, he was a partner with Meilicke Hoffmann & Partner. Sebastian has co-authored a commentary on stock corporation law and capital markets law as well as a commentary on the German civil code.

 * not a partner within the meaning of the German Partnership Company Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz – PartGG)

  • Commentary on Secs. 311–318 German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) – De facto group
    in: Heidel (ed.), Stock Corporation Law and Capital Markets Law, 4th edition 2014 (together with Matthias Schatz); 5th edition 2019 (forthcoming) [in German]
  • Commentary on Annex to Sec. 117 AktG – Liability of voting consultants
    in: Heidel (ed.), Stock Corporation Law and Capital Markets Law, 4th edition 2014; 5th edition 2019 (forthcoming) [in German]
  • The Division of Competence in Registered Non-Profit Associations
    Treatises on German civil law, Duncker & Humblot publishing house, 2017; at the same time Ph.D. thesis, Cologne University, 2015; reviewed by Leuschner, npoR 2017, p. 275; awarded the W. Rainer Walz Prize 2017 [in German]
  • Commentary on Secs. 793–808 German Civil Code (BGB) – Bearer bond
    in: Dauner-Lieb/Langen (eds.), Nomos Commentary on the BGB, 3rd edition 2016 [in German]
  • Shareholder loans and shareholders' private accounts — illegal banking transactions?
    WM 2014, p. 285–292 (together with Wienand Meilicke) [in German]
  • Revision of Stock Corporation Law 2012/2013: Abridgment to one instance of the court proceedings to determine the adequacy of an offer for indemnifying minority shareholders?
    AG Report 2013, R59 (together with Daniel Lochner) [in German]
  • No impact of the assessment by a majority of the stockholders on the court proceedings to determine the adequacy of an offer for indemnifying minority shareholders ("ERGO/Victoria")
    EWiR 2013, pp. 703–704 (together with Matthias Schatz) [in German]
  • The invalidity of stockholders' resolutions on the election of the supervisory board
    EWiR 2013, pp. 333–334 (together with Matthias Schatz [in German]
  • Embezzlement offences committed by supervisory board members by billing attendance fees contrary to the articles of association
    EWiR 2013, pp. 27–28 (together with Matthias Schatz) [in German]