Solicitor (England & Wales)
Sebastian specialises in the area of international capital markets law and is our sector expert for DLT-based capital markets products such as cryptocurrencies, crypto-derivatives and crypto-securities. He regularly advises global banks, financial institutions, asset managers, insurance companies, private equity firms, CCPs and corporates under German and English law with respect to a variety of structured capital market products and structured finance. His main focus is on securitisations, cleared and non-cleared derivatives (FX, IRS, credit and equity), cleared and non-cleared repo and securities lending transactions, Schuldscheindarlehen, registered bonds as well as hybrid instruments such as convertible and exchangeable bonds.
He also regularly advises banks and asset managers with respect to their credit linked notes programmes and covers the following regulatory areas arising in connection with structured capital markets and structured finance products: EMIR, CRR, SRM-R/BRRD/SAG, SFT-R and CSD-R.
2017 to date Counsel, Linklaters Frankfurt
2011 to 2017 Managing Associate, Linklaters Frankfurt
2009 Eight months client secondment to a German asset management company
2008 to 2011 Associate, Linklaters London, Berlin
2006 to 2008 Trainee, Linklaters London, Hong Kong, New York
2008 Admission to The Law Society of England and Wales, solicitor (England and Wales)
2005 The Oxford Institute of Law, Oxford (postgraduate diploma in legal practice)
2004 BPP Law School, London (postgraduate diploma in English Law)
German, English, French