1976 Born in Wiesbaden
1996 - 2001

Undergraduate studies in law in Lausanne and Münster

Specialisation: Civil Law, Private International Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property Law

8/2001 First State Examination in Law
2001 - 2002

Graduate studies in law

Degree: Master of Law (LL.M.)

Courses: International Commercial Litigation, Competition Law, Comparative Law, Corporate Finance

2002 - 2005

Practical legal training (Referendariat) as a law clerk for judges in the Hamburg Criminal Court, the Hamburg Commercial Court, the Hanseatic Court of Appeal, for a government office and two law firms

1/2005 Second State Examination in Law
2002 - 2007 Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Prof. Dr. Basedow, LL.M.)

PhD studies in law, degree: Doctor iuris (Dr. iur.)

Dissertation: Einstweiliger Rechtsschutz im europäischen Immaterialgüterrecht (Provisional Measures in European Intellectual Property Law)

2008 - 2013

Research affiliate and postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Postdoctoral thesis: Schadensersatz im Unionsprivatrecht (The law of damages in EU Private Law)

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Basedow, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Magnus

2013 - 2014

Hamburg Chamber of Notaries
Position: Candidate notary
Fields of practice: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Company Law

1/2014 Habilitation and venia legendi for Civil Law, Civil Procedure, Private International Law, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, EU Private Law and Comparative Law
2/2014 Call for a professorship (W3) at the University of Hanover and University of Regensburg
2014 Interim professor for Civil Law, Civil Procedure, Insolvency Law and Private International Law at the University of Regensburg
8/2014 Full professor at the University of Hanover, Chair for Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law