Educated in England (St. Paul’s, London) and Germany (Bonn University, Dr. iur., 1987, comparative study “Non-possessory security interests in private international law”). Research fellow at the Institute of Private International and Comparative Law, Bonn University, 1980-1985. Certified tax counsel, 1993. PGDip in EC Competition Law, King’s College London, 1996. CertHE Psychology, OU, 2010.
Called to the Bar, Bonn District Court, 1985; Appeal Bar, Cologne, 1990. Following early years as advocate and partner of Eimer, Heuschmid, Mehle, Bonn, partner of Lüer & Görg and Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Cologne, until 2000. Member of the Bar of the Federal Supreme Court, Karlsruhe, since 2001 (2007-2019 in partnership with Gunhild Schäfer, LL.M., now Frankfurt).
Publications in the areas of private international, pharmaceutical, press, company, European and art recovery law. Commentator on private international property and international environmental law.
Languages: English (fluent), Italian, French.
Inter alia German Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Bar Association (IBA), British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), German Arbitration Institute (DIS), International Law Association (ILA), various German associations devoted to the practice and research of competition, company, intellectual property, building and architecture, insolvency, art, medical and other professional malpractice, family as well as tax law. Various international lawyers’ associations including German-American, German-Italian, German-Israeli and German-Chinese associations.
Member of the Board of the German Bar Association since 2021.
Past President of the Association of Members of the Supreme Court Bar, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Federal Bar Council, Berlin, of the Federal Bar Council ad hoc-Committee on the Federal Bar, of the Executive Committee of the Federal Supreme Court Bar Council, past Vice-President of the Union des Avocats Européens (European Lawyers Association, UAE), former long-term Member of the Board of Examiners of Cologne Regional Court of Appeal.
Pro bono appeals, subject to agreement.
Committed to ESG-sustainability.