Expertise

30 years of working experience as General Counsel and Compliance Officer with HUK Coburg Insurance Group (2008-2021) and Wüstenrot und Württembergische (W&W) Banking and Insurance Group (1991-2007)

Experience
  • Establishment and Maintenance of an Compliance Management System (CMS)
  • Overall responsibility under supervisory and corporate law of Insurance and Banking Groups
  • Foundation and license acquisition of Insurance Companies, Banks, and Financial Institutions in Germany and Czech Republic
  • Legal support for an Asset Management Company with more than 30 billion in assets under management
  • Merging Banks and Insurance companies
Management Responsibility
  • Boardmember of a German Mortgage Bank
  • Boardmember of a Slovacian Home Loan and Savings Bank (Bausparkasse)
  • Supervisory Board Member at three Dutch Insurance Companies
  • Managing Director of a Reinsurance Holding
Publications
Book (Chapters)
  • Rechtsfragen des internationalen elektronischen Zahlungsverkehrs durch S.W.I.F.T. (Dissertation), 1991, Reprint 2015
  • Das S.W.I.F.T.-Regelungswerk, in: Rechtsprobleme der Auslandsüberweisung (Hrsg. Hadding/Schneider), 1992
  • Rechtsfragen beim grenzüberschreitenden Einsatz von Kreditkarten, in: Rechtsprobleme der Auslandsüberweisung (Hrsg. Hadding/Schneider), 1992
Law Journals
  • Rechtsfragen bei Zahlung mit Kreditkarte, Die Bank 1993, S. 28 ff.
  • Grenzüberschreitendes Bausparen - privatrechtliche Vertragsgestaltung und aufsichtsrechtliche Aspekte, Der langfristige Kredit 1992, S. 255 ff. (Co-Author: Otto Schäfer)
  • Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen für Inhaber von Kreditkarten, WM Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Bankrecht 1991, S. 1901 ff.

Numerous Annotations on Judgements, Conference Reports and Book Revies

Training
  • Lecturer at German Insurance Academy (Deutsche Versicherungsakademie (DVA) – Certified Compliance Officer Solvency II
  • Lecturer at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen/Nürnberg – Insurance (Regulatory) Law
  • Lecturer at Coburg University of applied sciences and arts – Insurance (Regulatory) Law
Year Qualified
  • Bar Admission – 1987
  • PhD (Dr. iur.) – 1990
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
Education

Study of law at the Universities of Cologne, Lausanne and Würzburg followed by the first state exam in 1983. Trainee lawyer at Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf followed by second state exam in 1987. PhD studies at the University of Bielefeld (1990).

Memberships
  • Bar Association Bamberg
  • Deutscher Juristentag e.V.
  • Bankrechtliche Vereinigung – Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Bankrecht e.V.