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D r. Sebastian von Allwörden advises clients in all matters of commercial and private law. His practice focuses in particular on corporate law as well as general commercial and civil law issues.

Dr. Sebastian von Allwörden also has particular expertise and experience in banking and capital markets law. This includes both private and public banking law as well as the entire field of capital market law including investor protection law. Dr. von Allwörden has also been one of the first lawyers in the field of crypto currencies/ICOs and innovative business models in the financial sector (Fintechs) in Germany.

Before joining VON ALLWÖRDEN Rechtsanwälte, Dr. von Allwörden worked as a lawyer at the Berlin office of a leading German and international commercial law firm in the fields of corporate and commercial law as well as banking and capital market law for several years. Dr. von Allwörden is a Certified Lawyer for banking and capital markets law. In addition to his work as an attorney, he is an auditor at the University of Kiel in the area banking and capital market law.

  • Several years as attorney at law (senior associate) with the international law firm CMS Hasche Sigle in Berlin
  • Second State Examination in Law at the Court of Appeal
  • Doctorate on “US Terrorists Lists in German Private Law”, rated “summa cum laude” and awarded the Prize of the Kieler Doctores Iuris e.V. for outstanding scientific achievements
  • Legal clerkship at the Berlin Supreme Court with stations at an international commercial law firm (Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A)
  • Research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Dorothee Einsele, Chair of Civil Law, Commercial Law, European and International Private and Business Law, Comparative Law (University of Kiel)
  • First State Examination in Law at Court of Appeal in Schleswig
  • Law studies at the Universities of Kiel and Stockholm with a focus on banking and capital markets law
  • Civil service in Milton Keynes (England)
  • High school in Stade (Germany) and Denver (USA)
  • Initial Coin Offerings: Kryptowährungen als Wertpapier oder Vermögensanlage?, WM 2018, S. 2118 (together with Dr. Stephanie Bialluch-von Allwörden)
  • BaFin leitet Verfahren gegen 13 ICOs ein, CMSBlog 9.3.2018
  • Der bevorstehende Brexit treibt Finanzinstitute nach Deutschland, CMSBlog 22.12.2017
  • Neue Regelungen für Kontoinformationsdienste, CMS-Update Banking & Finance 12/2017
  • Von Bitcoins, Smart Contracts und Zahlungsdiensten: die neue FinTech-Broschüre von CMS, CMS Update Banking and Finance Juli 2017
  • Protecting the choice of auditor under new EU Law as of June 2015, CMS Update Banking and Finance Juli 2015, S. 58
  • Die SDN-Liste des Office of Foreign Assets Control – Internationale Unternehmen im Zielfeld US-amerikanischer Antiterror-Gesetzgebung, ZDAR 2014, S. 166 – 172
  • US-Terrorlisten im deutschen Privatrecht, Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Hamburg), Mohr-Siebeck, Tübingen 2014
  • Einführung in das private Bankrecht, JURA 2009, S. 282 – 289 (together with Dr. Ole Sachtleber)
  • Numerous lectures in banking and capital markets law at the University of Kiel
  • Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain, GP Bullhound/CMS Round Table, 17.05.2018, Berlin
  • Initial Coin Offering vs. Venture Capital, HHL SpinLab Investor’s Day, 18.04.2018, Leipzig
  • Growth Finance: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) vs. Venture Capital vs. IPO – Which type of funding to choose?, CMS, 12.04.2018, München
  • Vertriebsmanager und Recht, Quadriga Hochschule, 28.04.2017, Frankfurt a.M.
  • Beteiligungsverträge: Inhalt und rechtliche Anforderungen, 14. Gründergespräche EXIST/BMWI, 18.11.2016, Berlin
  • Legal Start Up Guide – Dos & Dont’s: Corporate Law Essentials, Centre for Entrepreneurship (TU Berlin), 14.11.2016, Berlin
  • Risiken vermeiden im Einkauf und Vertrieb, 13. Gründergespräche EXIST/BMWI, 15.04.2016, Berlin
  • Der europäische Kapitalmarkt im Zielfeld US-amerikanischer Anti-Terrorgesetzgebung, Regionales Jahrestreffen des „European Finance Forums“, 25.03.2015, Berlin