Sebastian Benke, LL.M.

Lawyer | Senior Associate

+49 (0)89 890 555 6-0

Main areas of practice

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Product Liability

Sebastian Benke is a senior associate specialized in Conflict Resolution and Litigation.

He advises and represents national and international companies in commercial disputes both in and out of court. The focus of his work is on complex court disputes, in particular in commercial and contract law as well as technology-related disputes. Another focus is the defense of liability claims, including so-called mass proceedings.

Sebastian Benke also advises international industrial and technology companies on product liability law and supply chain issues, in particular in the automotive, aviation and consumer goods industries.

Before joining HUPE | GANTENBERG, Sebastian Benke worked for several years for a renowned international law firm in the field of dispute resolution and litigation.

Recent work

  • Ongoing product liability advice to a developer and manufacturer of aircraft tugs
  • Ongoing advice and legal representation of a leading global manufacturer of solar modules in contractual disputes
  • Ongoing product liability and commercial law advice to a leading global manufacturer of glass components for the automotive industry*
  • Advising and representing the German subsidiary of an international mobile communications group in a contractual dispute with a German telecommunications provider regarding mobile communications wholesale services*

*before joining HUPE | GANTENBERG


2009 – 2014:Law studies at the Viadrina European University
2014 – 2015:Postgraduate studies for a Master of Laws in European Business Law at the European University Viadrina
2016 – 2018:Legal clerkship in the district of the Brandenburg Higher Regional Court with internships at international commercial law firms in the field of litigation and commercial criminal law

Professional career

2015 – 2017:Academic assistant at the Chair of Civil Law, Commercial and Business Law, Viadrina European University
2018 – 2024:Associate at Pinsent Masons Germany LLP
Since 2024:Senior Associate at HUPE | GANTENBERG Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB


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