Born in Essen in 1955. Studied law in Bonn. 1980 first State examination, 1983 second State examination. Research assistant at the University of Bonn, 1983. 1986 doctoral degree with Prof Dr Knobbe‐Keuk, Bonn. Lawyer in Bonn, 1985 to 1988. Foreign Associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, 1988.
Joined the firm in 1989.
Mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, tax law, restructuring and privatization of public enterprises, in particular with regard to tax and company‐law issues
Advising the Free State of Bavaria in the conclusion of a transaction agreement on the administration of Augsburg University Hospital (2017, 2018).
Advisor to the software producer SAGE during the acquisition of several software providers (2014 to 2018).
Advising the automotive supplier Harman Becker in the acquisition of a manufacturer of high‑tech infotainment products (2014/2015).
Advisor to Bayerischer Sparkassenverband during the spin‑off and subsequent acquisition of Bayerische Landesbausparkasse (LBS) for EUR 820m (2012/2013).
Advisor to Nürburgring Automotive GmbH in the re‑divestiture of the race track and real property at Nürburgring (2012 ff.).
Advisor to Sachsen Finanzgruppe and the Free State of Saxony in the divestiture of Sachsen LB to Landesbank Baden‑Württemberg (LBBW) (2006 et seqq.) (EUR 2.75bn).
Publications on Corporate law.