1 July – 1 October 1993

Freelance cooperation as assessor in a law firm in Lüdenscheid/Westphalia

- besides other tasks consultant for enterprises, as regards legal questions concerning commercial law, competition law, company law and contract design


Permanent legal advisor to the German federal association of the natural stone industry (Bundesverband Naturstein-Industrie, now MIRO, Bundesverband Mineralische Rohstoffe e.V. - federal association mineral raw materials)

- participant in European and federal panels in the field of legislative processes and advising enterprises of the construction materials industry

1997 General Manager:

vero - Association for the construction and raw materials industry

GGT - Quality association for construction materials for hard and turf surface sports installations

SVD - German trade association for slate

VSI - Sea gravel association

FV Ziegel NW - Trade association for the brick making industry North-West Germany

FV Ziegel N - Trade association for the brick making industry Northern Germany

Tasks: Consultant for enterprises regarding collective bargaining policy and labour law, as well as representing the enterprises in questions of commercial law. The members are predominantly small and medium-sized enterprises, including a few larger sized enterprises, such as the Basalt Actien Gesellschaft (Werhahn Group), CEMEX Deutschland AG or Strabag.

-Spokesperson of the working group stone and earth industry North Rhine-Westphalia (a union of all construction materials associations in North Rhine-Westphalia)

-Member of the environmental committee of the North Rhine-Westphalia section of BDI (Federation of German Industries)

-Member of the bargaining committee (employers’ representative) with the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Since 2005

Expert for environmental, planning and commercial law for the state parliaments of the Federal States of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony