Dr. Sebastian Gerlinger, LL.M.

+49 (30) 25353-374 call


Sebastian advises in the area of mergers & acquisitions with a focus on private equity and venture capital transactions. He advises on the entire range of venture capital, from financing and acquisitions to exits. His clients include venture capital funds, corporate venture capitalists, start-ups, as well as institutional and strategic investors.



  • Joined POELLATH in 2008 (as a freelance collaborator until 2014, since 2014 as an associate)
  • Secondment in an international family office in San Francisco (USA) (2019)
  • Admitted to bar in 2014
  • Studied law in Erlangen, Zurich (Switzerland), Muenster (LL.M. 2016) and Munich (Ph.D. 2016)
German, English
“In addition to outstanding expertise, Sebastian Gerlinger impresses with very pleasant contact and lightning-quick communication.”
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2021
“The team supporting Christian Tönies and Sebastian Gerlinger is one of the top addresses in the VC field (...).”
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2021
“professionally very good, attentive and modest”
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2019


Dr. Sebastian Gerlinger, LL.M.
Attorney-at-Law (Germany)