Born in Bonn in 1957. Studied law and economics in Bonn and Munich. 1982 first State examination, 1986 second State examination. Research assistant for Church Law and Public Law at the University of Bonn with Prof Dr Schlaich, 1981 to 1985. Worked in the legal department of a broadcasting company in 1986.
Joined the firm in 1987.
Press and broadcasting law, publishing and copyright law, new media and information technology law, constitutional media law.
Listed as leading Lawyer in media law by Juve and in media law by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers (since 2012, in 2016 Lawyer of the Year for North Rhine‐Westphalia). Recommended by Legal 500 in media law/press and publishers.
Member of the Board of the “Studienkreis für Presserecht und Pressefreiheit” (Study Council for Press Law and Freedom of the Press). Member of the Board of the “Institut für Europäisches Medienrecht” (Institute for European Media Law), Saarbrücken. Consultant for the Publizistische Kommission der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz. Member of the intellectual property and media working group of the German Bar Association.
Teaches media law at Bonn University.
Preventive advice in cases involving imminent critical media coverage, legal protection in the event of inaccurate media coverage: various DAX 30 companies, personalities from the fields of business, culture and politics as well as private individuals; basic procedures in media regulation (e. g. status and role of Länder media authorities), for public broadcasting (e. g. remuneration for cable feed, online activities such as the Tagesschau app), websites of municipal governments.
Several publications on press and broadcasting law. Co‐editor of Archiv für Presserecht.