Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg (Diploma, 1982). University of Economics, Berlin (Doctor Juris, 1985). Spoken languages: German, English and Russian.
Worked at Doser Amereller Noack (Berlin) specializing in Real Estate Law, Administrative Law, Construction, Real Estate Development. Admitted to the bar, 1990, Germany. Lecturer on Law, 1982-1990.
Member Berlin Bar, Society for Promotion of Arbitration (board member).
Married Marion Carmen Spanier, October 5, 1979. Children: Tobias, Thomas.