Personal Details

  • 1992-1998: Student at Rostock Law School; First State Examination in Law (best diploma at Rostock Law School).
  • 1998-2000: Doctorate on „Additional Assumption of Debt for Suretyship“(„summa cum laude“, published in 2001); supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter Bydlinski.
  • 2000-2002: Legal clerkship at Cottbus District Court (Brandenburg); Second State Examination in Law (best diploma in the State of Brandenburg).
  • 2002-2010: Assistant Professor at University of Rostock (Chair for Civil Law and History of Law, Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber).
  • 2008-2009: Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School, Stanford, Ca., U.S.A.
  • 2011: Habilitation by University of Rostock; publication on Insolvency Law: „Der Insolvenzplan – von seiner dogmatischen Deutung als Vertrag und seiner Fortentwicklung in eine Bestätigungs¬insolvenz“ (on the doctrinal nature of a reorganisation plan; published by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2011, Jus Privatum Volume 157).
  • 2010-2011: Associate Professor, Chair for European and International Company Law (Prof. Dr. Horst Eidenmüller, LL.M.) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
  • 2012: Associate Professor, Chair for International and Comparative Law at Regensburg University.
  • 2012-2014: Full Professor, Chair for Civil Procedure and Insolvency Law at Regensburg University.
  • Since 2014: Full Professor, Chair for Civil Procedure and Insolvency Law at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Member of
    • the International Insolvency Institute (Co-Chair of their Academic Committee 2018-2021; Board Member since 2019; Member of the Executive since 2022),
    • INSOL Europe’s Academic Wing,
    • the Conference of European Restructuring and Insolvency Law (CERIL) (Founding Board Member)
  • Co-editor of the Law Journal „Neue Zeitschrift für das Recht der Insolvenz und Sanierung (NZI)“
  • Co-editor of the Münchener Kommentar InsO (ab 5. Auflage) and the Münchener Kommentar StaRUG
  • Member of the European Commission’s Group of experts on restructuring and insolvency law

For projects see here; for publications see here.