Student, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1965. Juris Doctor, University Hamburg, Germany, 1968. Dr jur, University Hamburg, Germany, 1972.
Master of Business Administration, European Institute Business Administration, Fontainebleau, France, 1974.
Junior lawyer State of Hamburg and Chamber of Commerce of Paris, 1968-1972. Partner Seifert, Hahn, Recke, Hamburg, 1975-1991, Huth Dietrich Hahn, Hamburg, since 1992. Chairman board Bau-Verein zu Hamburg AG, 1991-1999.
Chairman board Otto Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Neuruppin, Germany, 1992-1998. Vice chairman Wünsche AG, Hamburg, 1989-2001. Supervisory board HGU AG, Hamburg, since 1998, G.I.D.I. S.A., Crissey, since 1998, SOEX TVG, Bad Oldesloe, since 1998, Uubhaus AB Lundesburg, 2004.
Chairman economics committee Liberal Party, Hamburg, 1982-1986, Chairman of the Board, 1983-1985. Member Hamburg Bar Association, Transnat. Taxation Network (supervisory board 1992-1996).
Married; children: Anna, Friedrich.