Dr. Sebastian Stütze

Local Partner, Hamburg



Sebastian advises national and international companies on all aspects of labor and employment law.

A main focus of his practice is the advising in restructuring projects and personnel measures including negotiations with trade unions and works councils, in particular in the crisis and insolvency of companies. Moreover, he regularly advises on labor and employment related aspects in connection with mergers & acquisitions. Sebastian advocates companies in labor court proceedings through all judicial instances, often in the context of personnel measures and compliance investigations.

Following his studies with a focus on labor and employment law Sebastian was a research assistant and lecturer at the Institute for Labor Law at the University of Göttingen. Sebastian is a member of several law associations and publishes regularly in law journals. He is currently a lecturer on employment law at the Northern University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg.

Bars and Courts
Labor Lawyer
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Braunschweig
Dr jur
Georg-August-University Göttingen
First State Exam
Georg-August-University Göttingen


Advising in the restructuring, sale and shutdown of companies in different industries, particularly in the automotive industry (e.g., Henschel, Kemmerich, Schaidt, Whitesell), including negotiation of reconciliations of interests, social plans, and collective bargaining agreements as well as employment litigation.

Advising in employment and labor law related matters in connection with mergers & acquisitions, particularly advice of PE investors in the acquisition of / investment in automotive and health care sector companies (e.g., CGS, EQT, Nordic Capital, Verdane).

Advising of companies in different industries on the modification or termination of collective bargaining agreements and remuneration schemes, particularly in the automotive, metal, and chemical industry sector (e.g., Daetwyler, Seidel).


Chapter "Termination of Employments in Insolvency Proceedings" and chapter "Mass Dismissals in Insolvency Proceedings" in Hendrik Röger, Insolvency Employment Law, 2018 (Kapitel „Kündigung des Arbeitsverhältnisses in der Insolvenz" und Kapitel „Massenentlassungen in der Insolvenz" in Hendrik Röger, Insolvenzarbeitsrecht, 1. Aufl. 2018)

Employee's Remuneration Claim against "Strong" Preliminary Insolvency Administrator as Liabilities of the Insolvency Estate – Note to Federal Labor Court, judgement of July 27, 2017 – 6 AZR 801/16, EWiR, 23 et seqq., 2018 (co-author with Béla Knof) Vergütungsanspruch des Arbeitnehmers gegen den starken vorläufigen Insolvenzverwalter als Masseverbindlichkeit – Anmerkung zu BAG, Urteil vom 27.07.2017 – 6 AZR 801/16)

Chapter „Employment Law", p. 193-341 in: Daniel Gräwe, Business Law – Manual for Master Degree Students, 2017 (Kapitel "Arbeitsrecht" in: Daniel Gräwe, Wirtschaftsrecht – Lehrbuch für Master-Studiengänge)

Temporary Work: Time to Reform after the Reform? Selected Questions From Legal Practice, DB, 3071 et seqq., 2017 (co-author with Andreas Kössel) (Leiharbeit: Nach der Reform ist vor der Reform? Ausgewählte Fragen aus der Praxis)

Insolvency notice of termination prior to commencement of employment – Note to Federal Labor Court, judgement of February 23, 2017 – 6 AZR 665/17, EWiR, 443 et seqq., 2017 (Insolvenzkündigung vor Dienstantritt – Anmerkung zu BAG, Urteil vom 23.02.2017 – 6 AZR 665/17)

Combination of consultation and notification process permissible in the case of successive mass dismissals – Note to Federal Labor Court, judgement of June 9, 2016 – 6 AZR 638/15, EWiR, 773 et seqq., 2016 (Einheitliches Konsultations- und Anzeigeverfahren bei sukzessiven Massenentlassungen möglich, Anmerkung zu BAG, Urteil vom 09.06.2016 – 6 AZR 638/15)