Main areas

  • Customs law
  • Excise duties
  • Import VAT law
  • Foreign trade and payments law (export control)

Professional career

  • 2011 Foundation of Zollkanzlei in Hamburg
  • Since 2010 - Lecturer at the “Fachhochschule des Bundes” (University of Applied Science of the Federal Administration of Finance) in Münster (Department of Finance)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Attorney and head of the customs departments at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG WPG (Hamburg office)
  • 2006 to 2009 Assessor / attorney and head of the customs department at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG WPG at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main
  • 2007 - Admitted to the bar
  • 2004-2006 - Practical training in judicial and other legal work at the Regional Court of Kassel, after having passed the first state examination. Completion of degree (second state examination)
  • 1999 -2004 - Customs officer at the main customs office of Goettingen and Braunschweig.


  • 1999-2003 Degree in Law at the Georg-August-University Goettingen, completion of first state examination / graduate lawyer
  • 1996-1999 Degree in Finance at the Fachhochschule des Bundes (University of Applied Science of the Federal Administration) in Münster (Department of Finance) (with training at main customs office Braunschweig) graduated as Diplom-Finanzwirt


  • EFA - European Forum for Foreign Trade, Excise and Customs
  • AWR – Außenwirtschaftsrunde (Foreign Trade Circle)
  • DAV – Deutscher Anwaltverein (German Bar Association)