Dr. Sébastien Seele

Partner, Frankfurt



Sébastien advises investors as well as banks and other capital providers in connection with complex cross-border finance transactions.

His expertise includes leveraged and investment grade acquisition and corporate financings as well as real estate loans and financial restructurings

Prior to joining White & Case in 2018, he practiced in the Frankfurt office of another international law firm for seven years.

Bars and Courts
Dr. jur.
University of Freiburg
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Berlin
First State Exam
Humboldt University of Berlin


ABN AMRO, 2024
Advised ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (ABN AMRO) on its acquisition of Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG (Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe) from Fosun International Limited, which is subject to regulatory approvals.

Consus Real Estate AG
Advised Consus Real Estate AG in connection with the offering of €400 million 9.625% senior secured notes due 2024

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, 2018
Advised Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc in connection with the financing of the acquisition of a casino group by a private equity investor.

HSBC Trinkhaus & Burkhardt AG, 2018
Advised HSBC Trinkhaus & Burkhardt AG on the financing of an acquisition of a German commercial real estate portfolio by a UK private equity investor.

DZ Bank AG, 2018
Advised DZ Bank AG in connection with an acquisition financing for the purchase of a sporting goods manufacturer by a German private equity investor.

BlackRock Investment Management Ltd., 2017*
Advised BlackRock Investment Management Ltd in connection with financing of the acquisition of a large commercial real estate asset.

Madison International Realty, 2017*
Advised Madison International Realty on financing provided in connection with the joint acquisition of the Sony Centre in Berlin with Oxford Properties, a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System.

HSH Nordbank AG, 2017*
Advised HSH Nordbank AG on the sale of a € 2.4b ship financing portfolio to the states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, 2016*
Advised the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation on the financing of the acquisition of a German student accommodation portfolio.

AXA Investment Managers, 2016*

Advised AXA Investment Managers on the financing of the acquisition of a pan-European portfolio of nursing homes.

TPG Real Estate Partners, 2016*
Advised TPG Real Estate Partners on a financing in connection with the acquisition of a hotel chain.

* Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case

Awards and Recognition

Ones to Watch Germany in Capital Markets Law, Handelsblatt 2021