Born 27 December 1966 in Sindelfingen/BRD; school education in Munich and Salzburg; studied at the University of Salzburg (Mag. iur. 1992; Dr. iur. 1997) and at the University of Texas School of Law, Austin (LL.M. 1997, Fulbright scholarship holder); at the Institute of Public International Law since 1988 as a student. Assistant, V.-Ass. since 1992 and Univ.-Ass. since 1997; 1998-9 staff member in the International Law Office/BMaA; 2002-3 external expert of the BMaA for the negotiations of the UN Convention against Corruption.