Sebastian Graf von Wallwitz
Name: Sebastian Graf von Wallwitz
Firm Name: SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
Jurisdiction: Germany
Practice Area: Corporate Law

Telephone: +49 (0)89 2 86 40 - 109
Fax: +49 (0)89 2 80 94 - 32

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Professional Biography:

Dr. Sebastian Graf von Wallwitz is an equity partner with the German law firm SKW Schwarz, specialising in corporate law and antitrust.

Dr. von Wallwitz studied law in Heidelberg, Freiburg and New York. He obtained a Ph.D. in law (University of Freiburg Law School) and an LL.M. (New York University). Prior to joining SKW Schwarz, Dr. von Wallwitz worked as an antitrust attorney in the Brussels office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Dr. von Wallwitz advises national and international clients on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and antitrust matters, mainly in the technology, media, hospitality, retail and manufacturing sectors. His clients include Fenix Outdoor, Kadant, the Schörghuber Group, Perform Media Group, Sotheby’s, Orbian and Thomson Reuters.

The Corporate Law Practice:

Making strategic decisions requires reliable and experienced partners. This applies to corporate law issues as much as it does to M&A, start-up or family businesses, investors or large corporations.

SKW Schwarz has long-standing experience in legally designing important strategic decisions.

We advise companies of all sizes, whether corporations or partnerships, including medium-sized, often family-owned, businesses in all fields of corporate law. Primarily, this includes:

  • Advice on organizational structure (corporate governance)
  • Contractual agreements with executive bodies (general managers, members of executive, supervisory, and advisory boards)
  • D&O liability
  • Equity and debt financing (capital increases, shareholder loans)
  • Cash pools
  • Preparing and holding of shareholder and general meetings
  • Group law
  • Transactions under reorganization law (mergers, spin-offs, change of legal form)
  • Joint ventures and strategic partnerships
  • Matters of capital market law and restructuring

In addition, we advise our clients on all corporate compliance issues (preventive advice, including by drafting guidelines and training materials, and advice on handling compliance violations).

Our work also focuses on representing clients in disputes, both before ordinary courts and in arbitral proceedings, for example in shareholder disputes or shareholder actions.

SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte:

SKW Schwarz is an independent German law firm. We advise companies of all sizes, from owner-managed firms to listed corporations, and private clients in all major areas of national and international commercial law. With offices at Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg and Munich, we are present at major German business hubs and can serve our clients all across Germany.

SKW Schwarz is a firm which combines tradition and modernity. Some of our offices have existed for several decades. Many of our client relationships have been in place for years – a clear example of the importance we attach to stability. At the same time our expertise in media and entertainment law, IT law, internet and e-business law shows that we do not just keep in step with the latest trends, but help to shape the future.

With more than 90 lawyers, we regard ourselves as a medium-sized firm, which can nevertheless take on international assignments that are usually the domain of large law firms. Our cross-location cooperation procedures enable us to set up teams for more complex transactions which are comparable to those of considerably larger competitors.