Studied Jurisprudence and Economics at the Universities of Muenster, Cologne and Berkeley (California). First and Second State Examination;
Dr. jur. (Juris Doctor) and Dr. jur. habil. (Habilitation) at the University of Muenster.
Professor of Law and Chair (Civil Law, German and International Commercial Law and Business Law) at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt (Bavaria, since 2001).
Vice Dean of the Business Faculty (2011-2013) and Senator of the University (2013-2015).
Commissioner of the German Chamber of Certified Public Accountants (Wirtschaftsprüferkammer – WPK/AWK, Berlin) and Member of the Legislative Body (German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy).
Advisor to the European Parliament.
Member of the Academic Advisory Council, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics (SPbSUE/FINEC, Russia).
Visiting Professor, inter al., at UC Berkeley, Deakin University, Renmin University of China, Financial University Moscow.