Sebastian Goslar

  • Counsel
  • Dreischeibenhaus 1
  • 40211 Düsseldorf
  • Germany
  • T +49.211.8828.4658


Sebastian Goslar advises German and global public companies as well as financial investors on corporate transactions, capital markets, and corporate governance.

Mr. Goslar regularly helps clients navigate:

  • Public M&A (including defense) 
  • Public company representation issues (including stock corporation and (corporate transformation law)
  • Corporate governance/compliance 
  • Capital markets compliance and transactions

Mr. Goslar provides clients pragmatic and efficient advice, drawing on his broad experience with more than 150 transactions. He writes frequently on corporate and takeover law, including in the German Public M&A Handbook (“Handbuch Übernahmerecht nach dem WpÜG”).


Mr. Goslar’s representative matters include advising: 

Public M&A
  • CPPIB on its €500 million co-investment in the public takeover offer for Axel Springer by KKR 
  • Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone Group on the public takeover offer for Scout24
  • OMERS Infrastructure on its investment in VTG

Additional clients include

  • CSAV*
  • Deutsche Börse*
  • Deutsche Real Estate*
  • Douglas Holding*
  • Elexis*
  • Lixil*
  • P&I Personal & Informatik*
  • Sunways*
  • TDK*
  • Vodafone *
Public Company Representation
  • Allgeier SE on the spin-off and subsequent listing of Nagarro SE
  • Cancom on the squeeze out of minority shareholders of Pironet AG

Additional clients include: 

  • ALBA
  • Artnet*
  • BayWa*
  • Bilfinger*
  • Brenntag*
  • Diebold Nixdorf*
  • Douglas Holding
  • Elexis
  • Epcos
  • Gesco*
  • H&R GmbH & Co*
  • Hymer
  • Kabel Deutschland Holding
  • Klöckner & Co*
  • P&I Personal & Informatik
  • Renerco
  • SGL Carbon*
  • SPAR
  • Ströer SE & Co*
  • VK Mühlen
  • Wedeco
Corporate Governance/Compliance
  • Cancom, RWE, ZF Friedrichshafen on stock corporation law to the management board and/or supervisory board
  • IKB Deutsche Industriebank in the context of the subprime-crisis*
  • Scout24 on the sale of its AutoScout24 platform to financial investor Hellman & Friedman 
  • Internal investigations for various listed companies (client names confidential)*
Capital Markets
  • Ceconomy on the: 
    • Anchor investment of freenet AG and Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH (MSH) on a 15% stake in Russia’s leading consumer electronics retailer PJSC M.vide
    • Structured sale of its approximately 9% stake in METRO AG to EP Global Commerce II GmbH
  • Lanxess on the repurchase of a mandatory convertible bond from Bayer and subsequent placement of shares*

*Partially completed prior to joining Latham

Thought Leadership

  • General Meetings During the COVID-19 Crisis in Germany -  March 19, 2020
  • What Co-Investors in Public Takeovers Need to Consider for Contracts -  March 04, 2020
  • How Bidders Should Approach MAC Conditions in Takeover Law -  February 29, 2020
Bar Qualification
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Düsseldorf, 2002
  • First German State Exam, University of Bonn, 1999
  • German
  • English
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Public Company Representation
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations
  • False Claims Act