Born 1977 in Dresden. 1997 graduation from highschool (Abitur) in Hanover, thereafter military service.
Studied law from 1998 to 2004 in Münster, Edinburgh and Heidelberg. After graduation from Heidelberg law school from 2004 to 2006 legal clerkship ("Referendariat") at Regional Court Heidelberg, including stints in the corporate law firms Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt am Main and Shearman & Sterling in New York.
From 2007 to 2012 attorney at Hengeler Mueller with a focus on compliance, mergers & acquisitions and restructuring. 2009 seconded to Roschier Attorneys, a leading Nordic commercial law firm in Helsinki.
Since 2012 defence counsel at HammPartner with a focus on white-collar crime and compliance matters. Appointed as lecturer in legal trainee classes conducted by the Frankfurt Bar.