Universities of Tübingen, Aix-en-Provence (Maîtrise en Droit) and Chicago (LL.M. 1997;
Casper Platt Award). Admitted in New York (1997), Germany (1997), to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2007), the U.S. Supreme Court (2009) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2010). Dr. iur. 1998; with Rogers & Wells, New York (1996/97). With the Stuttgart office since 1997. Since 1999 International Advisor to the Korean Institute of Technology and the Law (KITAL). Senior Committee Member of the Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal;
International Correspondent (Germany) of the Revista Română de Arbitraj (Romanian Arbitration Review);
Advisory Committee Member of the Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA); Member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Users Council; Lecturer at Universities of Heidelberg and Jena; Kluwer ITA Country Law Reporter for Turkey (together with Dr. Ismail Esin); Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University, College of Law (Spring 2010).