Born in 1946 in Grassau, Upper Bavaria




Studied law at Regensburg University; Assistant Chair of Civil Law and Canon Law under Prof. Landau; holder of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship; distinctions in first and second state law examinations in Munich


1977 – 1989 In-House Counsel, Legal Department, Siemens AG, Prokura of Siemens AG (special power of attorney held by top management)

1990 Partner at Linhardt & Partner


2014 Foerster Rechtsanwälte


German, English

Ares of Practice

Commercial law, Compliance, Commercial Criminal law, Contract law relating to industrial plants, Nuclear and Fossil Energy Production Plants including building parts, Build Operate Transfer (BOT) models, Supply contracts, Licensing law, Engineering contracts, Construction law, German and International arbitration proceedings, E-Commerce

Professional Memberships

DACH Europäische Anwaltsvereinigung e.V. (European Bar Association)
DIS Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V. (The German Institution of Arbitration)
DAV ARGE für internationalen Rechtsverkehr (DAV ARGE for International Jurisprudence)
DAV ARGE Bau- und Architektenrecht (DAV ARGE Construction and Architectural Law)
DAV Nürnberg-Fürth
EUCON - Europäisches Institut für Conflict Management e.V. (European Institute for Conflict Management)


In the areas of: UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, European Product Liability law, law relating to foreign nationals and migration politics, structure of contracts for the manufacture of state security documents (banknotes, visas), IT law and contracts, Digital Knowledge Management in Attorney-Client Service

europäisches forum für migrationsstudien® (efms)

Co-founder and Honorary Chairman of efms, an institute for European migration studies at the University of Bamberg [http://www.uni-bamberg.de/efms]

Institut Risk Management® (IRM)

Co-founder and Member of Board of IRM [http://www.irm.de]


Partner in the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research’s project: Arbeit im E-Business – Analyse und Gestaltung von Modellen der menschengerechten Arbeit im E-Business (Work in E-Business – Analysis and Design of Models for Humane Oriented Work in E-Business) [http://www.e-arbeit.biz]


Awarded Medal of Honour bene merenti by Otto-Friedrich-University, Bamberg [http://www.uni-bamberg.de]

Academic Positions

Lecturer in MBA studies at the Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences (Germany) in co-operation with Bayerische Innovativ GmbH in the subject "IT Management" with a focus on "IT law and contracts"

Lecturer in "IT-Law" within the Business Computing course at the Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences (Germany)