Dr. Sebastian Kneisel

Rechtsanwalt, Partner at Borris Hennecke Kneisel, Cologne

Sebastian Kneisel studied law at the University of Frankfurt am Main as a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation. After passing the first State Exam in 2004, he wrote his doctor thesis on “Arbitration in International Administrative Unions” at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History. In 2007, he received his doctor’s degree from the University of Frankfurt am Main. He passed his second State Exam in 2009.

Sebastian Kneisel started his professional career in 2009 at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He initially worked at the firm’s Cologne office, transferring to its Frankfurt office in 2012. In 2014, he co-founded the independent dispute resolution boutique Borris Hennecke Kneisel, based in Cologne. Sebastian Kneisel’s practice encompasses the entire bandwidth of international commercial disputes. A particular focus of his practice is on energy disputes, post M&A, banking & finance and (re-)insurance matters, as well as disputes arising from cross-border sales transactions. He has been involved in numerous arbitrations under the arbitration rules of, inter alia, the ICC, DIS, UNCITRAL and NAI.