Sebastian Müller stands out as “a very smart strategist” who wins praise from peers for his strong expertise in data protection-related arbitrations, an area in which he is considered “Germany’s leading authority” by one source.
Dr Sebastian D Müller is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s international arbitration practice, based at the firm’s Frankfurt office. His practice focuses on commercial and investment disputes. He represents clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings (in particular under the DIS, ICC, ICSID, SCC and Swiss Rules and in ad hoc proceedings) and enforcement actions, as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He also sits as an arbitrator.
Dr Müller has particular experience in post M&A, construction and financial matters, as well as in long-term contract adaptation, commercial agency and joint venture disputes. He also plays an active part in the firm’s international data, privacy and security initiative. He regularly advises clients in the context of international arbitration or investigations regarding German and European data protection and cross-border data transfer issues. He acts before German courts in international litigation cases, in particular in Hague Convention matters, and regularly assists in US discovery and deposition requests involving German entities.
From 2015 until 2018, Dr Müller co-chaired the under-40 group of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) for the Frankfurt region. He is one of the co-organisers of the annual DIS40 Arbitration Alpen Think Tank. He also participated in the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme. Dr Müller regularly publishes on dispute-related topics and speaks at conferences. He studied in Heidelberg (Germany) and Leuven (Belgium). During his legal training, he worked with law firms specialised in arbitration in London, Frankfurt and Zurich. In 2011, he obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Heidelberg (Dr jur). He speaks German and English and has basic-level Dutch and French language skills.