Dr. Sebastian Gräler | Dusseldorf | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Sebastian Gräler

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


English, German

Graeler Sebastian

Dr. Sebastian Gräler
Graeler Sebastian
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Quotation mark

"Highly committed and competent."

Legal 500 Germany, 2018

Sebastian Gräler advises clients on compliance issues and internal investigations. As a member of Hogan Lovells' global ESG Core Team, his practice focuses on environmental law and compliance and advising on ESG issues.

He has extensive experience in defending against regulatory investigations, conducting internal investigations, and advising on public and environmental law issues. He also assists clients in the design, implementation and evaluation of compliance management systems and has extensive experience in auditing companies, particularly in the area of environmental compliance. During a five-month secondment, he worked for the legal department of Volkswagen AG, advising on current issues relating to e-mobility.

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.

Quotation mark

"Highly committed and competent."

Legal 500 Germany, 2018

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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