Born in Bremen in 1943. Studied law in Berlin and Göttingen. 1969 First State Examination. Graduate Programme at Washington University, St. Louis, USA, 1969‐70. Received Master of Comparative Law in 1971. 1974 Second State Examination. 1976 received doctoral degree.
Research assistant at the University of Constance, 1974; civil servant federal financial administration (customs administration, Federal Ministry of Finance), 1982; Working Group for Law in the SPD parliamentary party group in the German Bundestag, 1987; Judge on the Federal Court of Finance, 1991; State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of the State (Land) of Saxony‐Anhalt, 1994; attorney at law, 1998. Judge‐ad‐hoc on the European Court of Human Rights, 2008. Member of the founding board for a legal department at Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen.
Joined the firm in 1999.
Legislative practice, national and international tax law, customs law, public service law.
Publications: various articles and monographs in the area of legislative practice, national and international tax law, customs law, public service law.