Date of birth:
18 January 1948

Place of birth:
Bad Lauterberg/Harz (Germany)

Family status:
Married, two children

November 1979, University of Cologne

Topic: "Die Haftung des Flugzeugherstellers nach US-amerikanischem Recht"
(The liability of the aircraft manufacturer under United States law)

Postdoctoral degrees:

Visiting Professor, Danube University Krems (Austria)
(since November 2003)

Honorary Professor of Insurance and Air Transport Law, Dresden University of Technology
(since May 2006)

Employment history:

1 September 1977 – 30 June 1981
In-house counsel, Legal Department of Lufthansa German Airlines

1 July 1981 – 28 February 2007
Director of the Legal Department of Delvag Luftfahrtversicherungs-AG

Since 1 March 2007
Attorney at law and aviation law consultant


· Aviation law
· Transport law
· Insurance law
· Aviation insurance law

Academic and professional activities:

University teaching assignments:

Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany
(Insurance Law, Air Transport Law)

University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
(Aviation Law and Aviation Insurance Law)

Danube University Krems, Krems, Austria
(Module “Legal, Administrative and Institutional Structures of Aviation” of the Aviation MBA Programme)

International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef • Bonn, Bad Honnef, Germany
(Aviation and Aviation Insurance Law)

RheinAhr Campus, University of Applied Sciences in Remagen, Germany
(Transport Law)

Other academic and professional activities:

Since 1992      Speaker of the Deutsches Luftrechtsforum (forum of German and Swiss aviation lawyers)

Since 1996      Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transportrecht     
                         (German Association for Transport Law)

19961999     Lecturer, Aviation Insurance Law, International Air Transport Association (IATA), Geneva

May 1999         Adviser to the German delegation to the International Conference on Air Law
                         held at Montreal by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
                         (Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for
                         International Carriage by Air / Montreal Convention)

2002 – 2007     Chairman of the Working Group “Aviation Insurance”
                         Association of European Airlines (AEA), Brussels

Since 2005       Lecturer, Transport and Freight Forwarding Law, Deutsche AnwaltAkademie


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transportrecht (German Association for Transport Law)

Deutsches Luftrechtsforum (forum of German and Swiss aviation lawyers)

European Air Law Association

Schweizerische Vereinigung für Luft- und Raumrecht (Swiss Association of Aviation Law)