Reformed iuris, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University, Bonn, 1994. Master of Laws, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1998. Doctor iuris, University Bielefeld, 2000.
Executive assistant to board directors Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler, Berlin, 2006. Professor law, academic director business law German Graduate School, Heilbronn, since 2006. Partner Schalast & Partner Attorneys at Law, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany, since 2008.
Married Nele Luise Schomburg, September 12, 2009.