Sebastian Lach handles compliance and investigation issues, as well as complex product safety and liability cases. In the field of compliance and investigations, Sebastian has advised various clients on the creation of global compliance systems. He has successfully advised on criminal matters (e.g. bribery, fraud, embezzlement) and internal investigations relating to more than 50 countries worldwide, including FCPA, SEC/DOJ implications. Throughout his career, he has handled more than 20 multi-jurisdictional investigations, most of them for Fortune 500 and DAX 30 clients.
In the field of product liability, Sebastian has coordinated various product safety and product liability cases relating to more than 70 countries. He has advised on more than 50 recalls and has represented and advised clients in more than 100 court hearings, on all court levels from local courts to supreme courts, including submissions to the ECJ. He has also handled various multi-jurisdictional supply chain disputes for product manufacturers. Sebastian is a European and German market leader in Compliance and Product Liability, in particular in the automotive, life sciences, IT and electronics sector.
According to clients, Sebastian is "without a doubt a 'dominant figure' in the field" who is "greatly experienced", praised for his "innovative thinking" and "commercial acumen" (Who's Who Legal Germany). Chambers Europe described him as a "fantastic lawyer" who responds "very quickly" and delivers "legal advice that is presentable to the board". JUVE Germany refers to him as "very competent and solution driven".