Very good M&A lawyer with high resilience, already very experienced in public M&A.” - JUVE

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

He advises on all aspects of German M&A and private equity transactions, public takeovers, corporate reorganizations as well as national and cross-border M&A projects.

In the 2023/2024 edition of JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms, Sebastian is listed as a frequently recommended lawyer for private equity. He is also listed among the “Best Lawyers” 2023 for M&A in Germany by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers.


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