Studied law and journalism at the University of Hamburg. Doctorate in 2004. Admitted to the bar in January 2005. From 2004 to 2008 worked in a supra-regional law firm specializing in business, commercial, corporate, maritime and transport law as well as real estate law. Lecturer in the master’s program Digital Media Law and Management LL.M. | MBA at the Erich Pommer Institute in Potsdam.