born Stuttgart, Germany, 1959. University studies in Tübingen and Aix-en-Provence. Research assistant for Professor Dr. Möschel, chair in civil law, commercial and economic law, 1986 to 1990. Admitted 1989, doctorate awarded 1991.
Lecturer and honorary professor at the University of Mannheim. Member of the board of the Association for the Study of Antitrust Law and of the International Bar Association (Section of Business Law).