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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Partner, Deputy Office Managing Partner


Dr. Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, an internationally recognized authority on international arbitration, represents companies, individuals, and states.

Mr. Seelmann-Eggebert represents clients in complex disputes involving national laws of various countries as well as private and public international law. He has conducted arbitrations under the rules of all major arbitral institutions, including:

  • DIS
  • ICC
  • SCC

He also regularly arbitrates under German and Swiss ad hoc rules. He has particular insight into the energy, insurance, media, telecommunications, financial services, and construction industries. 

Mr. Seelmann-Eggebert also handles high-profile cases before the German courts, including the Federal Constitutional Court. 

He is frequently recognized as a leading arbitration lawyer in legal publications, including: JUVEChambersHandelsblattWhos’ Who Legal Arbitration, and The Legal 500.

A former assistant of the Department for European Law at Hamburg University, Mr. Seelmann-Eggebert has authored a number of publications on German, EC, and international law, has taught arbitration law, and regularly speaks at international conferences on international arbitration. In 2019, he was redesignated to ICSID’s Panel of Conciliators. 

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Streitbeilegung > Arbitration (einschließlich internationaler Arbitration)

(Führende Namen)

Sebastian Seelmann-EggebertLatham & Watkins LLP

Die Streitbeilegungspraxis von Latham & Watkins LLP ist ein routinierter Begleiter grenz- und praxisübergreifender Streitigkeiten, wobei die Einheit vermehrt zu Corporate- und Post-M&A-Themen berät und einen weiteren Schwerpunkt auf die Mandantenbetreuung im Rahmen von Investitionsschiedsverfahren legt. Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert ist ein zentraler Kontakt für den letztgenannten Bereich, während Praxisgruppenleiter Christoph Baus besonders versiert in Handelsprozessen ist. Weitere Schlüsselkontakte sind Anne Löhner und Alena McCorkle, die beide in grenzüberschreitenden Verfahren erfahren sind. Senior Associate und Schiedsexperte Felix Dörfelt stieg Ende 2020 bei Addleshaw Goddard als Partner ein.

Germany > Dispute resolution > Arbitration (including international arbitration)

(Leading individuals)

Sebastian Seelmann-EggebertLatham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP‘s dispute resolution practice is an experienced player in cross-border and cross-practice disputes, with the team increasingly advising on corporate and post-M&A issues and placing a further focus on client representation in investment arbitration proceedings. Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert is a key contact for the latter area while practice head Christoph Baus is particularly well versed in commercial proceedings. Other key contacts include Anne Löhner and Alena McCorkle, both of whom are experienced in cross-border proceedings. Senior associate and arbitration expert Felix Dörfelt joined Addleshaw Goddard as a partner at the end of 2020.

London > Dispute resolution > Public international law

Latham & Watkins‘ ‘very knowledgeable and experienced group of individuals‘ advises on a range of PIL issues, including international boundary law and Law of the Sea disputes, investment treaty and international trade law, sanctions, and business and human rights. The firm also has an enviable investment arbitration practice. ‘Certainly in the top tier of law firm-based PIL experts‘, Charles Claypoole assists with investment treaty arbitration, international trade law, and state immunity matters; and Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, who divides his time between London and Hamburg, has a strong track record in international investment arbitrations. Also key to the group, Sophie Lamb KC consistently acts for corporate, financial, and sovereign entities in heavyweight international disputes; Robert Price (elevated to the partnership in January 2022) is an investment treaty arbitration expert; and associate Thomas Lane‘s practice covers international arbitration, international trade sanctions and export controls.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Latham & Watkins‘ global international arbitration practice routinely acts in some of the market’s highest value and most business-critical disputes. The group is active across the range of commercial and investment treaty arbitration, and is particularly well known for its oil and gas industry expertise. The department is jointly led at silk level by Philip Clifford KC, who represents private and public corporations, shareholders, government-owned entities and states in large-value disputes; and Sophie Lamb KC, who acts throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the US in arbitrations (under all the principal arbitration rules). The second line of highly rated practitioners comprises Charles Claypoole, ‘the standout investment treaty arbitration lawyer in the London market‘; advocacy specialist Oliver Browne; and London and Hamburg-based Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, who regularly acts in major international arbitrations. Robert Price was promoted to partner in January 2022, while Samuel Pape is a ‘star‘ associate.