Born in Dortmund in 1963. Studied in Bochum. 1988 first State examination, 1992 second State examination. Research assistant for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law with Prof Dr Warda, Bochum, 1989 to 1992. 1993 doctoral degree with Prof Dr Schreiber, Bochum.
Joined the firm in 1993.
Commercial law, law on the restitution of property in former East Germany, property law, public procurement law.
Listed as top attorney for public procurement law (2014 and since 2018) by Wirtschaftswoche. Featured by Legal 500 as “leading name” in procurement law and recommended in public law/procurement law (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022).
Regularly lectures on public procurement law and teaches construction and architectural law at professional legal courses and at the Münster University of Applied Sciences.
Accompaniment of various construction contracts with contract values over Euro 70 million on the client side (congress centre, event hall, civil engineering services); advice in the field of waste (redesign of an inter‑municipal cooperation in the field of incineration; redesign in the cooperation of a special‑purpose association and its subsidiaries; various procedures for waste collection in NRW and Lower Saxony); advice to cities and municipalities in the field of municipal land sales with and without building obligation as well as urban development contracts; representation in the ECJ procedure for exemption from the field of rescue services; support in the award procedure for the first cultivation of cannabis in Germany.
Publications: Several articles on tax and corporate law; co‐author in Reidt/Stickler/Glahs, Kommentar zum Vergaberecht, 4th edition 2018, co‐author in Kapellmann/Messerschmidt, VOB A and B, 7th edition 2020, co‐author of von Sudhoff, Personengesellschaften, 1998, co‐author in Messerschmidt/Niemöller/Preussner, Honorarordnung für Architekten und Ingenieure; monograph: “Sachverhaltsaufklärung und Beweislastverteilung im Grundbuchverfahren”, 1994.