Dr. Sebastian Gräler | Dusseldorf | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Sebastian Gräler



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Graeler Sebastian

Dr. Sebastian Gräler
Graeler Sebastian
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"Highly committed and competent."

Legal 500 Germany, 2018

Sebastian Gräler handles compliance as well as investigation issues. He regularly represents his clients in regulatory and administrative litigation. Clients praise him as "highly committed and competent." 

Sebastian is a member of the global ESG Core Team of Hogan Lovells and regularly advises on ESG and environmental compliance issues. During a five-months secondment, he worked for the legal department of Volkswagen AG.

Sebastian studied at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and the University of Sheffield (UK) and also worked at the German Police University. He was honored for his outstanding performance in the first and second state law examinations by the Friends of Law at the University of Münster and the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia.

In addition to his professional activities, Sebastian is a lecturer for European and International Business Law at the University of Wuppertal.

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"Expertise in environmental compliance."

Legal 500 Germany, 2023

Representative experience

Advice of world-leading automotive manufacturers on environmental law.

Advice of a world-leading confectionary manufacturer on environmental law.

Defense counsel of a national company in a regulatory proceeding regarding the violation of the European Timber Regulation.

Advice of STEAG GmbH in a permitting procedure re a gas and steam power plant.

Judicial representation of a leading manufacturer of electrical appliances in proceedings against Stiftung EAR.

Advising a major company from the automotive industry on compliance topics and large scale internal investigations.


  • Dr. iur., University of Münster, 2018
  • Second State Exam in Law, North Rhine-Westphalia, 2016
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Münster, 2011


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