Born: 1965 in Hamburg (Germany).
Studied Jurisprudence at the Universities of Heidelberg and Cambridge as well as Economics at Open University in Hagen.
1992 Dipl.-Ökonom (degree in economics);
1993 First State Examinations and 1995 Second State Examinations in Law.
1998: Dr. iur. urt. (Juris Doctor),
2002: Dr. iur. habil. (Postdoc), both at the University of Heidelberg.
Professor of Law at University of Muenster (since 2003), Director of the Institute for Business, Labour and Social Law (2003-2009);
Director of the Institute of Company Law and Law of Capital Markets (since 2009).
Head of the Postgraduate-Program “Real Estate Law” (since 2006).
Offer of a Professorship University of Mainz (2009) and University of Bonn (2012).
Member and Principal Investor of “Religion and Politics” – Cluster of Excellence at the University of Muenster with a Project on Islamic Finance (since 2009).
Visiting Professor at University of Cambridge – Corpus Christi College (2007), Deakin University, Melbourne (2011).
Co-Editor of Journal of Banking Law and Banking (since 2006) and the German Law Journal (since 2001).
Member of the Study Group Financial Regulation at the Ministry of Finance, Berlin (since 2012)