Of Counsel – University Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich
Born 1961, studies in Freiburg. Doctorate 1989. Habilitation (postdoctoral thesis eligible for professorship) 1996.
Since 2004, chair of labour law and private law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, director of the Centre for Employment and Labour Law (Zentrum für Arbeitsbeziehungen und Arbeitsrecht (ZAAR)) at the LMU.
1998 to the beginning of 2004, Chair of Private Law, Labour Law, Commercial Law and Economic Law at Mannheim University.
Extensive practical experience from management consultancy to conciliation (air traffic controllers’ industrial action), collective bargaining and works constitution disputes, the formation of European companies and expert opinions on legal questions.
Numerous publications including a standard commentary on the Collective Agreement Act and commentaries in Staudinger, newspaper columns.
Research is centred on collective labour law (collective bargaining law, industrial disputes law, works constitution law, co-determination), strategic structuring of employment and the developments in Labour Law 4.0 with emphasis on organization issues.