Master of Arts, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, 1995. First state examination in law, Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn, Germany, 2000. Second state examination in law, Oberlandesgericht, Cologne, Germany, 2004.
Research assistant Institute German and Rhenanian Legal History Friedrich-Wilhelms University, since 1999. Visiting student St. Anthony's College, University Oxford, 1991—1992.
Son of Jost von and Claudia von Mayenburg.