• Bank apprenticeship at a German 'Landesbank' (federal state bank)
  • Studies of law
  • 1st and 2nd state examination in law
  • 1990 Audit Assistant at an international auditing company
  • 1991 - 1992 Legal staff member of the Admissions Office of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • 1993 to 1994 Legal staff member of the Extended State Commission (stock exchange supervisory authority) at the stock exchanges in Frankfurt am Main / Hessian Ministry of Economics (located in Wiesbaden)
  • 1995 to 1996 Director of Legal and Compliance at a global British bank institution domiciled in Frankfurt/ London
  • 1997 to 1999 Director of Compliance at an American investment bank domiciled in Frankfurt/ London/ Milan
  • 2000 until end of 2019 Head of the Trading Surveillance Offices of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Eurex Deutschland
  • 2020 Senior Advisor 'Surveillance' for the Management Boards of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Eurex Deutschland
  • 2021 Attorney at law, founding of the law firm


  • Certified exchange trader
  • 2013 to 2019 Lector at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management on 'Capital Market Compliance/ Trading Surveillance'
  • 2003 - 2019 Representative of Deutsche Börse AG in the Intermarket Surveillance Group - ISG - in pursuit of a responsible position (member of the Executive Committee, co-leader of the permanent working group 'Surveillance Practices' - practical surveillance activity)
  • 2000-2020 Regular information-, education- and training events for market participants, law enforcement- and supervisory authorities, supervisory bodies of domestic and foreign stock exchanges and parliamentary representatives (e.g. on the following subjects: Capital Market, functioning of the stock exchange, market manipulation and insider trading including case studies, algorithmic trading, high frequency trading)