Dr. Sebastian Polly

Industry Sector Co-Head Automotive
Hogan Lovells International LLP


Sebastian Polly is a partner in our Hogan Lovells Munich office and co-heads our Automotive industry sector. Sebastian’s key focus is on product liability, product safety and product compliance law. He is particularly experienced in the automotive, mobility as well as the technology and electronics industry.   Sebastian has assisted numerous clients with the rollout of innovative products, incl. automated and autonomous vehicles. He assesses legal risks, develops preventive liability mitigation strategies and is experienced in dealing with homologation and market entry requirements such as UNECE, GTR and CE.   Furthermore, Sebastian has solved a wide range of product crises by coordinating global product safety actions. He provides risk assessments, handles authority notifications and drafts crisis communication. In addition, he coordinates internal product compliance investigations and advises on internal processes such as product safety committees. In doing so, he has already assisted clients with millions of products in over 100 jurisdictions.