Born 1964 in Germany. Ph.D. in Insurance Law (1994). Habilitation in Company Law (2000) at Freie Universität Berlin.
Tenured Professor at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (2000-2003). Since 2004 Tenured Professor at the Law Faculty of Freie Universität Berlin, Chair of Private Law, Company Law, Insurance Law and Conflict of Laws.
From 2007 until 2013 Judge (part time) at the Berlin Court of Appeal (Kammergericht) in the fields of Commercial and Company Law. Member of the Insurance Board of the Federal Financial Services Control Authority (BaFin) in Bonn, Germany, as well as of numerous scientific Boards and Committees in the area of insurance. Since 2005 legal expert at hearings of the Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) in the context of various lawmaking projects.
Current research activities focus on German and International Contract, Insurance, Company and Arbitration Law. International activities include stays as Visiting Professor at Universities in Barcelona, London, Paris, Rome, classes on International Arbitration at UC Hastings Legal Summer Institute (2011, 2013); interventions at UConn Insurance Law Centre (2013).