Dr. Sebastian Häfele is a corporate partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

He advises on all aspects of German corporate and capital markets law, in particular capital markets transactions, public takeovers, corporate reorganizations as well as national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Handelsblatt Best Lawyers lists him among the “Ones to Watch” 2021 for corporate law, M&A and private equity in Germany.


Thought Leadership


De-SPAC Transactions in Europe, International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) – Private Equity, 7th ed. 2021, p. 12 

The De-SPAC boom reaches Europe, Smart Rechtsguide 2021, p. 2 (the article is available here)


Lecturer at University of Münster (JurGrad) on private equity, public takeovers, squeeze-out and delisting


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015Germany


  • English
  • German


  • Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am MainSecond State Examination2014
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgDr. jur.2012
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFirst State Examination2010