Study of law at the University of Göttingen (1st State Exam 2001); legal clerkship in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Celle (2nd State Exam 2003); Certified Specialist in Labour Law (2005); Certified Specialist in Banking and Capital Markets Law (2007/2008); qualification as Mediator (2016)

Consulting Focus

One focus of Sebastian Kühn's legal work is both ongoing advice and litigation representation of credit institutions, asset managers and financial agents, e.g. in the defence against claims asserted against them in court or pre-court. In the course of the financial crisis, he represented clients who were confronted with insolvency related issues on both the creditor and debtor side. This included, for example, negotiating complex agreements in the context of preliminary insolvency proceedings or representing clients in court in the enforcement of collateral rights. In addition to his intensive involvement with all facets of Banking and Capital Market Law, Sebastian Kühn has also been active in Labour Law for many years, both in an advisory capacity and in the context of nationwide litigation.

Complementing his work as a lawyer, Sebastian Kühn has been a freelance lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management since 2018, regularly holding lectures and in-house training courses on various topics of Banking and Capital Market Law.

“The only mistake is not trying”

Sebastian Kühn, Counsel


  • Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg
  • Hamburg Lawyers' Association (Hamburgischer Anwaltverein)
  • Banking Law Association - Scientific Society for Banking Law (Bankrechtliche Vereinigung – Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Bankrecht e.V.)
  • Working Group for Banking and Capital Markets Law in the German Lawyers' Association
  • INSOL Europe
  • North German Insolvency Forum Hamburg (Norddeutsches Insolvenzforum Hamburg e.V.)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Anwaltverein (DAV)
  • Verband deutscher ArbeitsrechtsAnwälte e.V. (VDAA)

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