Dr. Sebastian Gräler

Dr. Sebastian Gräler


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 211 13 68 394

Fax +49 211 13 68 100

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"Highly committed and competent"

Legal 500 Germany, 2018

Dr. Sebastian Gräler advises clients in the area of public and environmental law and on compliance issues and the conduct of internal investigations.

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 has in-depth knowledge of legal tech products and is Legal Tech Representative in Germany. In this position, he is the interface between the practice group and our Legal Tech programmer team. He coordinates and oversees the development of legal tech products from idea to market.

Sebastian Gräler 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 Gräler is a lecturer for European and International Business Law at the University of Wuppertal.

Awards and recognitions


Recommend lawyer environmental law
Legal 500, EMEA


Law Firm of the Year for compliance (Team Award)
JUVE Handbook

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., University of Münster, 2018

Second State Exam in Law, North Rhine-Westphalia, 2016

First State Exam in Law, University of Münster, 2011

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.

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