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Sebastian Knell

Lawyer

Vita:

Mr. Knell studied law at the University of Heidelberg and at the University of Frankfurt a.M. He also studied at Mt. San Antonio College, Los Angeles County, USA, where he focused on International Business Law.

During his studies, Mr. Knell completed internships at law firms in Germany and the USA (Chicago, IL.).

Mr. Knell was supported by a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and a scholarship from the University of Frankfurt (Deutschlandstipendium) during his studies.

In 2016, Mr. Knell completed his First State Examination in Law with distinction.

He received the academic degree Diplom-Jurist (Dipl.-Jur.) by the University of Frankfurt a.M.

Mr. Knell gained practical experience as a research assistant in the Employment & Pensions and the Banking & Capital Markets team of a leading international law firm in Frankfurt am Main.

Furthermore, Mr. Knell is a doctoral candidate at the University of Mainz with an ongoing doctoral thesis in police and regulatory law. He spent a dissertation-related research stay in London, England, with research at the St. Mary’s University Twickenham.

He completed his legal clerkship at the District Court of Darmstadt with stations, among others, at the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Darmstadt, the law firm RechtsAnwälte&Notare Berghäuser Albach Wieland Landzettel Berg Schiweck PartnerschaftsGmbB and again at the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Darmstadt (department for capital offences).

In 2019, Mr. Knell completed the Second State Examination with distinction.

He was admitted to the bar and joined the law firm RechtsAnwälte&Notare Berghäuser Albach Wieland Landzettel Berg Schiweck PartnerschaftsGmbB in 2019.

Main focus:

Administrative law:

The spectrum of my activities as a lawyer in administrative law includes in particular:

  • civil service law(disputes with the employer, in particular in so-called status matters, such as competitor disputes, legal protection against secondments, transfers, dismissals, official evaluations, the law on accidents at work, defence in disciplinary proceedings, etc.),
  • commercial administrative law,
  • police and regulatory law,
  • other administrative matters (kindergarten complaints, school law, etc.)

Criminal law:

Another main focus of my legal work is criminal law. Already during my studies and my legal clerkship I focused on this area.

In particular, I defend police officersand other officials (such as student councils, mayors, etc.) in investigations directed against them.

Furthermore, I also represent victims of criminal offences and support them as a witness counsel, as counsel for joint plaintiffs or in adhesion proceedings for the assertion of claims for damages/pain money.

As a criminal defence lawyer, I also defend the accused in allegations in the areas of white-collar crimes, environmental criminal law,medical criminal law, as well as traffic criminal law. I also coordinate cross-border matters for you with my colleagues on site.

In the field of regulatory offences law, I defend you in almost all areas.

Note:

We have expressly excluded the defence of capital offences (murder or manslaughter) and sexual offences.

Labour law:

Another focus of my work is individual and collective labour law. In this respect I advise and represent my clients on all national and international issues arising in labour law.

These include, for instance, protection against dismissal, transfers of undertakings, participation and co-determination rights of the works council, the review and drafting of employment contracts, the assertion of claims or demands arising from the employment relationship, etc.

We represent employers, employees and works councils.

Areas of Law:

Foreign languages:

  • English
  • French

Publications:

  • Basis-Fälle Strafrecht BT I (Vermögensdelikte)
    Jura Intensiv Verlag UG & Co. KG, 1. Auflage Juli 2019
    Mitautor: Assessor Dr. Dirk Schweinberger
  • Unterhaltsanspruch nach § 1615 l BGB (Anmerkung zum Beschluss des OLG Köln vom 21.02.2017, Az.: 25 UF 149/16)
    in: Forum Familienrecht (FF) 09/2017, S. 374-377
    Mitautor: Rechtsanwalt, Notar und Fachanwalt für Familien- u. Erbrecht Dr. Stefan Landzettel
  • Als Nachwuchsjurist bei Clifford Chance (Interview)
    in: KarrierePlaner 1/2016, S. 22-23
  • JI-Pocket Strafrecht Besonderer Teil I – Vermögensdelikte
    Jura Intensiv Verlag UG & Co. KG, 1. Auflage Oktober 2015, 2. Auflage September 2017
    Mitautor: Assessor Dr. Dirk Schweinberger
  • Die berufsständische Versorgung von Inhouse-Juristen – Auswirkungen der Entscheidungen des Bundessozialgerichts vom 3. April 2014
    in: STUD.JUR 1/2015, S. 14-16
    Mitautorin: Rechtsreferendarin Dr. Svenja K. Fries, LL.M.
  • Systematisch, strukturiert und kompetent – Das Kleingruppenrepetitorium von Jura Intensiv in Frankfurt a.M. (Rezension)
    in: Juristische Ausbildung (JURA) 10/2013, S. IV-V
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