E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.
Law degree and PhD, Mannheim University; LL.M., University of Michigan. Managing Director of the Brussels liaison office, Verband der Chemischen Industrei e.V. (VCI); Chairman, BUSINESSEUROPE FTA Working Group; Vice-chairman, BUSINESSEUROPE WTO Working Group; Honorary Professor for International Commercial Law, Saarland University. Former: Director of the Legal Department, European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC); Advisor for trade policy, VCI. Has published numerous essays on trade policy and European law-related issues.