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, 2018) by Wirtschaftswoche. Featured by Legal 500 as “leading name” in procurement law and recommended in public law/procurement law.
2011‐2015 member of the firm's management committee.
Regularly lectures on public procurement law and teaches construction and architectural law at professional legal courses.
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, 6th edition 2018, 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.