Dr Sebastian Kleine

Counsel | Corporate | Lawyer since 2012

Phone: +49 211 20052-320
Fax: +49 211 20052-100
Email: s.kleine(at)glademichelwirtz.com

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Short Profile

Sebastian Kleine is a counsel at GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ and works with the CORPORATE practice. He advises German and International clients on General Company Law, Transaction Businesses, Restructuring and particularly on Corporate Litigation.

Sebastian Kleine studied law at the University of Münster with a focus on corporate law; additionally, he completed a training programme for English/Common Law. He passed his legal state examinations in 2009 and 2011. While writing his dissertation on Debt to Equity Swaps, he worked at the Chair of Private Law, German and International Business Law (Prof Dr Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale)), where he received a doctorate in law from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf in 2014.

During his legal clerkship, Sebastian Kleine worked with an internationally operating law firm in Düsseldorf. Moreover, he worked at the Federal Cartels Office in Bonn and the European Commission in Brussels.

As well as his native German, Sebastian Kleine is fluent in English and speaks basic French.

In his spare time, Sebastian Kleine plays Hockey and tries to remain fit by various other physical activities. Moreover, he follows the matches of his hometown football club, Borussia Dortmund, with great enthusiasm.



  • Legal representation of a company in the field of renewable energies in the context of a legal dispute regarding access to essential resources, which is characterized by antitrust law
  • Regular litigation in various shareholder disputes including attendance at shareholders' meetings and initiation and defence of measures in interim legal protection proceedings
  • Advising a start-up company in the field of care technology on the acquisition of a strategic majority investor
  • Enforcement of commodity protection rights for a bank in the context of insolvency proceedings in its own administration
  • Party representation in the context of a shareholder dispute in accordance with the DIS Arbitration Rules regarding the withdrawal of a shareholder from a limited partnership (KG)
  • Legal representation of an insolvency administrator within the framework of the enforcement of directors' and officers' liability claims, including the special features of possible claims under a D&O insurance policy
  • Defence against investor claims in a KapMuG procedure in connection with alleged mistakes in the prospectus of a real estate fund


  • Kersting/Kleine, Der Schutz von Schiedsverfahren gegen Italian Torpedoes, Festschrift für Siegfried H. Elsing zum 65. Geburtstag, 2015, S. 217-233
  • Kleine, Dissertation – Der Umtausch von Forderungen in Nennkapital (Debt to Equity Swap), Baden-Baden 2015