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Dr. Sebastian Sick

Head of Company Law Unit, Hans Böckler Foundation
Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee, Finance and Investment Committee, Special Committee 

Sebastian Sick, LL.M.Eur., is a lawyer and head of the commercial law unit of the Hans Böckler Foundation, a non-profit organization in Düsseldorf. Sebastian provides advice to employee representatives on supervisory boards on social and codetermination issues. He is a national and international expert on the topics of European company law, corporate governance, and codetermination rights, as well as co-author of the standard work "Supervisory Practice – Handbook for Employee Representatives on Supervisory Boards".  He has also served as expert on the German government commission for corporate codetermination (Biedenkopf Commission II), in hearings of the German parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), among others.

Sebastian studied law at the University of Cologne and completed his postgraduate studies in European integration with an LL.M.Eur. (Master of European Law) at Saarland University, complemented by a number of practical placements in New York and Sarajevo. In 2001 he won the Hans Werner Osthoff Prize for achievements in European law. Sebastian subsequently obtained his doctorate in 2007 with a comparative study of corporate governance practices in Germany and the United Kingdom. Sebastian served as a member of the Special Negotiating Body of SAP employees in connection with the conversion of SAP AG to SAP SE and was elected to the Supervisory Board of SAP SE in 2015 as a common candidate of IG Metall and Verdi. 

Other board memberships*:

  • Supervisory Board, Georgsmarienhütte GmbH, Georgsmarienhütte, Germany    
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