As a partner in our international Commercial Practice Group working with our Frankfurt and Düsseldorf teams, I offer specialist advice to our clients in the automotive and energy sectors.

Advising our German and international clients on commercial law matters, my practice offers expertise in product liability cases as well as advising on and negotiating complex commercial contracts and standard agreements.

Working with automotive clients, including suppliers and insurance companies, I advise on field actions, recalls, price negotiations, delivery stops and termination of supply contracts, as well as contract law and risk management.

I often give presentations on automotive supply matters, liability issues, standard terms and product safety and product compliance, and have written several publications on international commercial law and corporate law, which have been published in Germany, the US, Italy and China. I am a member of the Frankfurt/Main bar and of the German group of the Henri Capitant Association.

  • Representing an insurance policy holder (Tier-1 supplier) in court, fending off claims of a major German OEM in a product liability case (> 100m EUR litigation).
  • Advising Tier-1 automotive supplier in a > 150m EUR recourse dispute arising of world-wide recall measures of an OEM.
  • Representing Tier-1 automotive supplier in a recourse dispute arising of world-wide recall measures of an OEM (> 50m EUR litigation).
  • Advising a client on preparing and conducting a delivery stop in order to gain compensation for cost increases caused by customer.
  • Advising an international Tier-1 supplier vis-à-vis Tier-2 suppliers, OEMs and tool manufacturers on all questions regarding liability law, contract law and insolvency law; drafting new purchase contracts and tool contracts.
  • Advising several clients on legal issues connected with IATF:16949.
Education
  • Legal studies at the universities of Marburg and Münster
  • Doctoral thesis at the University of Münster (2009)
  • Post-graduate scientific work at University of Lyon (III., Jean Moulin)
  • Post-graduate legal studies with a Master's degree in International Trade Law in Bristol, UK
  • Legal clerkship in Munich and Dortmund
Admissions
  • Admitted to the German bar in 2010