Born in Düsseldorf in 1966 Studied jurisprudence science at the University of Bayreuth, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg and Albertus-Magnus-University of Cologne, first and second state examinations 1994 and 1997 Internship and stays abroad inter alia Summer School Harvard, Universiteé d´été in Lyon, internship at Henkel, Düsseldorf and Dublin, for law firms and institutions in Lyon, Brussels and London Further education Specialised lawyers course for labour law (attorney specialising in labour law since 2003) Career internship at Düsseldorf Regional Court, assistant of the editor “Boulevard Bio” in Cologne, associate lecturer at Düsseldorf University of Applied Science, attorney at Kau Law Firm, attorneys at law, in Düsseldorf since 2000, Magister studies in European and international law 2007-2009 (LL.M.Eur.since 2009).