Sébastien Dauber is a lawyer at AKD Luxembourg. He advises international clients regarding private equity, corporate/M&A and restructuring. Despite his full schedule, during his lunch break Sébastien likes to jump on his bike to train for his next triathlons. Yet he does not call himself competitive. “Every case I see as a challenge to serve our clients in the most efficient way.”
“I actually ended up at AKD by happy accident. After my double bachelor's degree in law and economics, I pursued a master's degree in corporate law and financial engineering. My main driver was private equity and corporate restructuring. For my final six-month traineeship, I was looking for a leading organisation where I could engage with these fields and learn more about its legal aspects. Initially, I focused on investment funds, but because of my law background, I also delved into law firms. I never wanted to be a lawyer, but I was curious to see what the legal world was like behind the scenes.
When I googled law firms recognized for their private equity practice, AKD came out on top. For me it was an instant hit when I read about their private equity practice and related client portfolio. It sounded like the perfect combination of finance and legal. In 2019, I started here as a trainee. In fact, I liked the work at AKD so much that I nevertheless decided to enter the legal profession after my studies. After my traineeship, I took my CCDL preparatory exam to be admitted to the Luxembourg bar. I have been a lawyer at AKD since 2021. At the end of this year, I hope to obtain my 'avoué', then I will officially be a senior lawyer (avocat à la Cour) according to the Luxembourg bar. But whatever title I have is not so important to me. Above all, I find it fun and important to keep developing. I have plenty of scope for that here.