Born: Cologne (Germany), 24.02.1956

 

 

Address: Kielmannseggstraße 74, 22043 Hamburg, Germany

 

 

Academic Qualifications

 

2022-2024 Visiting professor at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

2020-2023 Senior Research Fellow, Commercial Law Centre, Harris Manchester College, Oxford

2019-2021 Professor for International Insolvency Law at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

2019 Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University, Taipei

2015-2016 Robert S Campbell Visiting Fellow at Magdalen College Oxford

2010-2011 Robert S Campbell Visiting Fellow at Magdalen College Oxford

2005-2010 Vice Dean and Head of the Examination Office

1993-1994 Dean

1990-2022 Professor in Hamburg, Chair for General and Civil Procedure Law

1989 Professor in Bonn

1988 Habilitation (post doctoral thesis)

1984 Dr. iur. (law doctorate)

1982 Second State Examination

1980 First State Examination

 

 

Professional career

 

Academic: cf. above

 

1990        offer of a chair at Cologne University

1994        offer of a chair at Tuebingen University

1994        offer of a chair at Goettingen University

2010        offer of a chair at Bonn University

 

Judicial: Judge at the Upper State Court (Court of Appeal) in Hamburg (1992-1998)

 

Awards

 

1990      Harry Westermann-Preis (Award for the book “Der Vergleich”)

2020      Hamburger Lehrpreis (Teaching Award Hamburg)

2020      Wissenschaftspreis (Academic Award) ARGE Insolvenzrecht und Sanierung im Deutschen Anwaltverein

 

 

Memberships of Academic or Professional Bodies

 

Academic Association for International Procedural Law, Member

Advisory Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Association of the Teachers of Civil Law, Member

Association of the Teachers of Civil Procedural Law, Member

Association of the Teachers of Insolvency Law, Founder

Conference of European Restructuring and Insolvency Law (CERIL) [Member of the Board, by invitation only]

European Chinese Arbitrators Association

European Law Institute, Member

German Chinese Arbitration Centre, Member

German Institution of Arbitration, Member

Hamburg Arbitration Circle, Member

INSOL International and INSOL Europe, Member, Management and Academic Monitor of the EIR Case Register

Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (UK), Member

Insolvency Scholars Forum of the Insolvency Law Academie, India, Member

 

 

Languages

 

German, English