Lawyer & certified mediator
Specialist lawyer for international business law
1988 – 1990 Masters course in "European Legal Practice" in Hanover and Bristol (Magister Legum Europae, MLE.)
1985 – 1990 Law degree in Hanover
2019 – present Specialist lawyer for international business law
2010 Training as a certified mediator (ZfH Darmstadt)
2006 – present Professor extra-ordinary, North-West University, Faculty of Law, Potchefstroom, South Africa
2004 Habilitation at the University of Rostock in private law, civil procedural law, international private law, comparative law and commercial law
1994 Doctorate (Dr. iur.) in international sales law (CISG) and computer software at the University of Hanover
Practises as a lawyer in Hamburg, Berlin and Hanover
Legal counsel to an international company in the computer industry
Research trips in the USA, South Africa and Japan
Professional activity in Hanover, Rostock, Riga/Latvia, Wellington/New Zealand, Tbilisi/Georgia, Potchefstroom/South Africa and Beijing/People's Republic of China
Publications (key selection)
(International) contract law
(International) business law
Mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
Has been trying unsuccessfully to overtake Valentino Rossi for years.
Latvian lawyer & certified mediator
2000 – 2001 Master's degree in English at the Riga Graduate School of Law (Master of Laws in European and International Law, LL.M.)
1995 – 2000 Law degree at the University of Latvia (Diploma in Jurisprudence)
2018 – present Latvian lawyer admitted to the German bar, member of the Celle Bar Association
2013 Doctorate at the University of Hamburg (Dr. iur.)
2010 Training to become a certified mediator (ZfH Darmstadt)
2002 – 2004 Guest student at the law faculty of the University of Rostock
2017 – present Lawyer, member of the Latvian Collegium of Sworn Advocates (Latvijas Zvērinātu advokātu kolēģija)
Professional activity in Strasbourg at the European Court of Human Rights, in Heidelberg at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg), in Riga at the Latvian Ministry of Justice
Publications (key selection)
A.1. "The Procedure of the European Court of Human Rights regarding Countries in Transition. ECtHR's Transitional Justice Cases against Latvia", Verlag Dr. Kovač, 2014.
A.2. "Latvia", co-author Prof. Dr. Frank Diedrich, in Prof. Dr. R. Blanpain (gen. ed.) and Prof. Dr. M. Colucci (ass. Gen.ed.), International Encyclopaedia of Laws – Intellectual Property, Supplement 75, Wolters Kluwer, Law & Business, 2013.
A.3. First Demand Bank Guarantees, Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010.
A.4. "Intellectual Property Law in Latvia", co-author Prof. Dr. Frank Diedrich, in Prof. Dr. R. Blanpain (gen. ed.) International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, 2006.
B.1. Book Review, "Andrea Lollini, Constitutionalism and Transitional Justice in South Africa", Law and Politics in Afrika, Asia and Latin America / Verfassung und Recht in Übersee, vol. 3, 2013, pp. 340 – 341.
B.2. "Transitional Justice Mechanisms Applied by Latvia in Its Transition from Communist Regime", Hitostubashi Journal of Law and Politics, vol. 40, February 2012, pp. 59 – 85.
B.3. 'Ubuntu in Transitional Justice Mechanisms of South Africa' in Frank Diedrich (ed.), Ubuntu, Good faith and Equity. Flexible Legal Principles in Developing a Comparative Jurisprudence, Cape Town: Juta, 2011, (peer-reviewed).
B.4. "Unfair Calling under international Bank Guarantees – Fraud and the Principle of Independence", co-author Dr. Frank Diedrich, Internationales Handelsrecht Zeitschrift für das Recht des Internationalen Warenkaufs und -vertriebs, vol.4, pp. 133 – 176, July/August 2004, pp. 139 – 147.
B.5. "Spīdzināšanas aizlieguma procesuālais tvērums ECPAK, pozitīvie pienākumi spīdzināšanas aizlieguma realizācijā", Spīdzināšana, cietsirdība un pazemojums attieksmē un sodā, Latvijas Vēstensis, 2017, pp. 74 – 98.
Matters of family law
Protection against violence
National and international human rights
Doctoral scholarship from the Max Planck Society DAAD
Scholarship for guest studies at the Law Faculty of the University of Rostock
Lawyer, Of Counsel
2002 – 2003 Master's degree in taxation studies at the University of Osnabrück (LL.M. Taxation)
1994 –1999 Law degree at the University of Bielefeld
2013 Doctorate at Bielefeld University (Dr. iur.)
2007 – present Bar-admitted lawyer
Private commercial law
Trade and corporate law
2019 – 2020 Erasmus placement at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Assistant at the Legal Clinic at Leibniz University Hannover