Vita, Research & Lecturing

Academic and Professional Career

  • First State examination, 1974
  • Second State examination, 1977
  • Assistant Lecturer at the University of Cologne, 1977 - 1981
  • PhD in Law, 1979
  • Lecturer and Professor at the Federal College for Public Administration since 1981. Areas: Public Law and Aviation Law
  • Acquisition of a PHPL (Private Helicopter Pilot´s License), 1984
  • US Bar Examination, 1991
  • Admission as Attorney at Law (New York), 1991
  • Lecturer and Professor of Aviation Law at the Berlin University of Technology since 2005
  • Certified Aviation Auditor since 2007
  • Adjunct Professor of Aviation Law and Aviation Security Law at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since 2008
  • Admission to the bar (Berlin), 2014

Research

Focus on

  • International Aviation Law and International Aviation Organisations
  • Airport Cerification and Planning Law
  • Certification and Licensing Law
  • Aviation Liability Law

Lecturing

  • Aviation Law at the Berlin University of Technology
  • Aviation Law and Aviation Security Law at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Regular courses/seminars at:
    – IUBH International University of Applied Sciences
    – Danube University Krems/Austria
    – Bildungszentrum der Bundeswehr (BiZBw) (Federal Academy of Defense Administration and Defense Technology)
    – European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Fields of practical Consulting

  • Regular consultant on issues relating to Aviation Law and Aviation Security Law
  • Consultant to numerous Governments on drafting up-to-date aviation and aviation security laws and on restructuring their Aviation Administrations
  • Consultant of victims in different air crashes (e.g. Lockerbie, BirgenAir, Concorde, Lake Constance midair collision, Air France 447, MH 17 Ukraine and Germanwings 9525)