About me

Since 2009 I hold the chair in private law, business law, competition and insurance law at the Law Faculty of the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany. I am a fully qualified German lawyer (law studies at the Gutenberg University of Mainz from 1996-2000, first state examination Rhineland-Palatinate 2000 and second state examination Rhineland-Palatinate 2002), and hold a Dr. iur., summa cum laude, from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (2004). Between 2004-2006 I was an attorney at an international law firm in Düsseldorf. 2006-2009 Post-doc Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.


  • Faculty of Law, Holder of the Chair in Private Law, Business Law, Competition and Insurance Law, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany
  • Director of the Tübingen Institute on the Determinants of Economic Activity (TRIDEA)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London
  • Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Memberships and Editorships

  • Member of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA)
  • Member of the Academic Society for Regulatory Law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für das gesamte Regulierungsrecht)
  • Member of the academic advisory board of the FIW - Forschungsinstitut für Wirtschaftsverfassung und Wettbewerb e.V., Cologne
  • Co-editor of the Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht (ZWeR)
  • Co-editor of the “Tübinger Schriften zum internationalen und europäischen Recht”
  • Co-editor of the “Beiträge zum Kartellrecht”, Mohr Siebeck (together with Michael Kling)


  • 2005: Prize of the Peregrinus Stiftung for the book “Unternehmensverantwortlichkeit und -umstrukturierung nach EG-Kartellrecht,” (“Antitrust Successor-Liability in EC-Antitrust Law”) München 2005, Verlag C.H. Beck
  • 2021: Antitrust Writing Awards in the category academic articles/mergers for: Normative Goals in Merger Control: Why Merger Control Should Not Attempt to Achieve ‘Better’ Outcomes than Competition, (forthcoming in: Ioannis Kokkoris (ed.), Competition Enforcement: Is there a Final Frontier?), https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3513098