Vita, Research & Lecturing

Academic Career

  • Law studies at the Universities of Bochum and Münster, 1969 - 1974
  • First State examination, 1974
  • Legal Clerkship at the District Court of Duisburg, 1974 - 1976
  • Second State examination, 1977
  • Assistant Lecturer at the University of Cologne, 1977 - 1981
  • PhD in Law, 1979
  • Lecturer at the Federal College for Public Administration since 1981
  • Lecture areas: Public Law and Aviation Law
  • Appointment as Professor, 1985
  • US Bar Examination, 1991
  • Admission as Attorney at Law (New York), 1991
  • Membership in the New York State Bar Association since 1992
  • Consultant to the Russian Governments in the area of reshaping of Air Law and Aviation Administration, 1992 - 1998
  • Lecturer for Aviation Law at the Berlin Institute of Technology 2000 - 2005
  • Honorary Professor of Aviation Law at the Berlin Institute of Technology since 2005
  • Adjunct Professor of Aviation Law and Aviation Security Law at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since 2008
  • Admission to the bar (Berlin), 2014

Research

Focus on

  • International Aviation Law and International Aviation Organisations
  • Airport Permission and Planning Law
  • Certification and Licensing Law
  • Aviation Liability Law

Lecturing

  • Honorary Professor of Aviation Law at the Berlin Institute of Technology
  • Adjunct Professor of Aviation Law and Aviation Security Law at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Regular courses/seminars at:
    • - IUBH
        International University of Applied Sciences
        Internationale Hochschule
        School of Business and Management
    • - Donau-University Krems
    • - University Bonn
    • - Bildungszentrum der Bundeswehr (BiZBw) (Federal Academy of Defense Administration and Defense Technology)
      - European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Fields of practical Consulting

  • Regular consultant on issues relating to Aviation Law and Aviation Security Law
  • Consultant to several Eastern-European Governments on drafting of a up-to-date aviation and aviation security law and restructuring of the Aviation administration (especially the privatisation of initially Governmental duties)
  • Consultant of victims in different air crashes (e.g. Lockerbie, BirgenAir, Concorde, Lake Constance midair collision, Air France 447, MH 17 Ukraine and Germanwings 9525)
  • Representative of ACVFA (Air Crash Victims Family Association) at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)