Dr. Sebastian Stütze | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Sebastian Stuetze
 Sebastian Stuetze

Dr. Sebastian Stütze

Associate, Hamburg

T +49 40 35005 0

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Sebastian Stuetze advises national and international companies as well as executives 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 works councils, in particular in the crisis and insolvency of companies. Moreover, he regularly advocates companies and executives 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 Stuetze was a research assistant and lecturer at the Institute for Labor Law at the University of Goettingen. He is a member of several labor law associations and publishes regularly in law journals.

Bars and Courts

  • Labor Lawyer
  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Braunschweig
  • Dr jur, Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • First State Exam, Georg-August-University Göttingen


  • English
  • German



  • 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)
  • Equal pay – Defining of the Comparable Remuneration for Temporary Employees, note to Federal Labor Court, judgment of October 21st, 2015 – 5 AZR 604/15 , EWiR, p. 383 et seq., 2016, (Equal pay – Bestimmung des Vergleichsentgelts eines Leiharbeitnehmers, Anmerkung zu BAG, Urteil vom 21. Oktober 2015 – 5 AZR 604/15)
  • No application of collective agreement exclusion period on insolvency-related claim of restitution – Note to the German Federal Labor Court's judgement of 24 October 2013 – 6 AZR 466/12, EWiR, p. 359 et seqq., 2014, (co-author with Béla Knof)
  • Social selection for termination in the business operation of a placement agency – Note to the German Federal Labor Court’s judgement of 20 June 2013 – 2 AZR 271/12, EWiR, p. 159 et seqq., 2014
  • Compliance-Trainings: E-Learnings in English and German Labor Law (Compliance-Schulungen: Englische E-Learnings und deutsches Arbeitsrecht), NZA Online, Issue 3, p. 1 et seqq., summary in NZA, p. 1255, 2013
  • Extra payments for work performance prior to insolvency opening (incentive bonus) as regular insolvency claims – Note to the German Federal Labor Court’s judgement of 14 November 2012 – 10 AZR 3/12, EWiR, p. 287 et seqq., 2013
  • Reconciliation of interests with a list of names by an English administrator ('Nortel Group') – note to the German Federal Labor Court’s judgement of 20 September 2012 – 6 AZR 253/11, EWiR, p. 49 et seqq., 2013, (co-author with Béla Knof)