Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert

  • Partner
  • Esebastian.seelmann@lw.com
  • Warburgstrasse 50
  • 20354 Hamburg
  • Germany
  • T +49.40.4140.30
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  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.1000
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Profile

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
  • ICSID
  • SCC
  • UNCITRAL

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: JUVE, Chambers, Handelsblatt, Whos’ 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. 

Experience

Mr. Seelmann-Eggebert has acted as lead counsel in many significant disputes, including for: 

Investor – State Arbitration
  • The Republic of Croatia in three investment arbitrations related to the gaming, sports, real estate, and tourism industries
  • The Republic of Macedonia in three investment arbitrations related to the financial services, agriculture and food, and energy industries
  • Ukraine in four investment arbitrations related to the oil and gas, aviation, and shipbuilding industries
  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in an investment arbitration related to the construction industry
  • Indorama International Finance Limited in an investment arbitration regarding an investment in the textiles industry in Egypt
  • Arcelor Mittal in an ICSID arbitration related to a steel plant in Egypt
  • Karmer Marble Tourism Construction Industry in an ICSID arbitration relating to a hotel, casino, and road construction project in Georgia
  • STRABAG in an ICSID (Additional Facility) arbitration related to several infrastructure projects in Libya
Commercial Arbitration
  • Sri Trang Agro Group in several ICC arbitrations and related court cases resulting from a global joint venture dispute with Semperit
  • Telecominvest in a precedent-setting SCC arbitration and related court cases regarding a shareholders agreement among the main shareholders of one of Russia’s largest mobile telephone operators, MegaFon

Thought Leadership

  • What Rules Will Apply to Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments After Brexit? -  May 11, 2020
  • COVID-19: Legal Implications for Contracts – Germany -  March 27, 2020
  • European Court of Justice Rules on Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaty -  March 14, 2018
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (May 2017) -  May 08, 2017
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (Jan 2017) -  January 10, 2017
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (Oct 2016) -  October 17, 2016
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (July 2016) -  July 11, 2016
  • International Arbitration: Resolving a World of Disputes -  January 25, 2016
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (Jan 2016) -  January 06, 2016
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (Oct 2015) -  October 21, 2015
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (July 2015) -  July 07, 2015
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (October 2014) -  October 30, 2014
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (June 2014) -  June 12, 2014
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (January 2014) -  January 27, 2014
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (October 2013) -  October 08, 2013
  • 10 Questions to Ask When Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses in Cross-Border Contracts -  September 18, 2013
  • A Game Plan For Effective Cross-Border Dispute Resolution -  August 01, 2013
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Primer -  July 29, 2013
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (July 2013) -  July 25, 2013
  • Top 10 Strategic Considerations When Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses in Cross-Border Contracts -  July 09, 2013
  • Litigation or Arbitration: How Best to Resolve Cross-Border Disputes in the Financial Sector? -  July 07, 2013
  • New EU Regulation Clarifies the Status of Extra-European BITs  -  April 15, 2013
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (April 2013) -  April 15, 2013
  • New EU Regulation on Status of Extra-European Bilateral Investment Treaties -  February 06, 2013
  • India's Tax & Telecom License Measures Concern Foreign Investors -  May 17, 2012
  • Growing Backlash Against International Extractive Companies? New Foreign Control Restrictions in Indonesia Follow on Heels of Similar Steps Elsewhere -  April 10, 2012
  • HICEE B.V. v The Slovak Republic: a Timely Reminder to Structure Foreign Investments Carefully to Obtain Protection under International Law -  December 13, 2011
  • International Dispute Resolution  - Issue 14, January 2010 -  January 21, 2010
  • Bangladesh and Myanmar Submit the First Maritime Delimitation Case to be Heard by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea -  January 20, 2010
  • International Dispute Resolution Issue 13 -  28 July 2009
  • International Dispute Resolution, Issue 12 -  25 June 2009
  • Thailand May Change Investment Laws to Restrict Foreign Control of Certain Companies -  January 23, 2007
  • International Dispute Resolution Newsletter (February 2006) -  February 2006
“Very prominent … thoughtful practitioner … the investment arbitration guy”
“He has built a strong international practice and is highlighted by market sources for his impressive understanding of public international law matters.”Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2019-2020
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Registered European Lawyer)
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
Education
  • Dr. jur., Osnabrück University, 1998
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Hamburg, 1997
  • First German State Exam, University of Hamburg, 1993
Industries
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
  • Oil & Gas
  • Financial Institutions
  • Power
  • Internet & Digital Media
Languages
  • English
  • German
Practices
  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Public International Law
  • Africa Practice