Education
2000 Habilitation, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany: venia legendi for Roman law, civil law and the recent history of private law
1989/90 Ph.D. in Law, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany: “Freiheit und Schutz im Arbeitsrecht – Das Fortwirken des römischen Rechts in der Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts” (supervised by Okko Behrends)
1980-1986 Study of Law, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
Professional Background
since 2003 Professor of Civil Law and Roman Law, FU Berlin, Germany
2010-2013 Faculty Vice Dean, Department of Law, FU Berlin, Germany
2013-2015 Dean, Department of Law, FU Berlin, Germany

Appointments

Grants and Fellowships
2016 Visiting Professor, Nihon-University Tokyo, Japan
1997-1999 Habilitation grant, DFG
1987-1989 Dissertation grant, Volkswagen Foundation
Memberships
since 2014 Participation in the project “L’autorità delle parole. Le forme del discorso precettivo romano tra conservazione e mutamento”, Progetto di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale (PRIN) of the Italian ministry of culture (MIUR)
since 2012 Participation in the Groningen Circle “Law as an open System” (together with F. Giglio [Manchester]; F. Brandsma [Groningen]; L. Maganzani [Università Cattolica Milano]; G. Hamza [Eötvös Loránd University Budapest])