1969

born in Lübeck

1988 – 1993

legal studies in Göttingen (Germany) and Leuven (Belgium)

1993 – 1995

research assistant of Prof. Dr. Manfred Maiwald at the Department of Law at the University of Göttingen

1996

Doctor iuris (PhD) at the Department of Law at the University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität)

thesis title:
Strafen und Sanktionen im europäischen Gemeinschaftsrecht

1995 – 1997

legal trainee (Rechtsreferendariat) in Berlin, Rome and Potsdam

1997

second state exam

1998 – 2004

research assistant (post-doc) of Prof. Dr. Knut Amelung at the Department of Law at the University of Dresden (TU Dresden)

end of 2003

habilitation at the Department of Law at the University of Dresden (TU Dresden)

thesis title:
Wirtschaftsaufsicht und Strafverfolgung. Die verfahrensübergreifende Verwendung von Informationen und die Grund- und Verfahrensrechte des Einzelnen

venia legendi for the subjects of Criminal Law, the Law of Criminal Procedure, Commercial Criminal Law, European and International Criminal Law

since end of 2004

professor for Criminal Law, the Law of Criminal Procedure, and International and European Criminal Law at the Univerity of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität)