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Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Partner, Deputy Office Managing Partner

Position

Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert is Deputy Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Germany. He advises and represents companies, individuals and states in disputes with a particular focus on international arbitration.

Mr. Seelmann-Eggebert’s experience in arbitration includes acting as lead counsel in a number of complex disputes involving public international law and the substantive laws of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia and Azerbaijan, among other countries, and conducted under the rules of the DIS, ICC, ICSID, SCC, UNCITRAL, as well as under German and Swiss ad hoc rules. He regularly advises clients from the energy, insurance, media, telecommunications, banking and construction industries.


Germany: Dispute resolution

Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Within: Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Latham & Watkins LLP was involved in Germany’s longest arbitration proceedings to date lasting over ten years, in which the team defended both Daimler and Toll Collect against the Federal Republic of Germany. In another highlight, the firm was able to utilise its network when the experienced Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert collaborated with the London office to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in an ICSID arbitration of the World Bank against claims brought by construction company Hochtief concerning the construction of an airport in Saudi Arabia. Christoph Baus and Markus Rieder are also recommended.

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London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Latham & Watkins' London team advises on the full scope of international arbitration matters, including multi-jurisdictional disputes, international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and PIL matters. It stands out for its assistance to significant oil, gas and nuclear companies. Sophie Lamb QC is a global co-chair of the international arbitration practice and Oliver Browne is the chair of the London litigation and trial practice. The other names to note are Philip Clifford QC, PIL expert Charles Claypoole and Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, who divides his time between London and Hamburg. Samuel Pape and Robert Price are experienced associates. Former counsel Charles Courtenay left for Michelmores LLP.

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Public international law

Within: Public international law

Latham & Watkins fields 'a talented team of lawyers' with 'first-class' knowledge of public international law ranging from territorial boundary law, maritime delimitation to Law of the Sea disputes before the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration; international trade and WTO law; sovereign immunity; international humanitarian law and human rights. Its international sanctions practice continues to be sought for advice related to sanctions imposed against Russia and it has noted a steady growth in instructions relating to international sanctions on Iran and EU blocking measures. Charles Claypoole has a strong track record as an advocate in investment treaty arbitration, and is currently representing Ukraine in the largest treaty claim brought against it, valued at approximately $5bn. Sophie Lamb and Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert are also highly regarded for international arbitration.

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