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Born in Bonn in 1969. After passing his Abitur (German school leaving examination) and completing his military service, he completed a banking apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank AG, Bielefeld. Then completed a Law degree at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn. Passed the first state examination in law in Cologne in 1996. Legal clerkship in Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg and Canada. Second state examination in law in Hamburg in 1999. Dissertation; doctorate in 2001.
Called to the bar in Hamburg in 2001. Worked for several years as a lawyer in the fields of corporate, real estate and insolvency law, international M&A and real estate transactions as well as corporate restructurings for a large global law firm founded in the USA. Starting in 2005, worked as a lawyer in the fields of employment law, contract law, general business law, commercial and corporate law and insolvency law for a highly specialised global law firm in Hamburg with a focus on medium-sized companies (as partner since 2010). Became a founding partner of the law firm A│L│P Rechtsanwälte in 2015.