My lectures and talks focus on international arbitration and international procedural and contract law, just as my practice as an arbitrator and my publications.

As a professor of the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, and director of its Center for International Dispute Resolution I regularly lecture in the Master of Law and Business Program on conflict of laws, international contract law and international dispute resolution. Moreover, I also teach international commercial arbitration in the Law School’s Exchange Program as well as in the Summer Program. Finally, I offer a course and a moot court on this topic for German students.

Since its inception, I am closely connected to the Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot, the biggest student competition on the CISG and international arbitration with now more than 350 participating universities, – firstly as a coach of the Cologne University team and as an arbitrator. Since 2012, I am one of its three directors and inter alia responsible for creating the case.

In addition to these activities, I am lecturing in the Masters Program of Humboldt-University Berlin,  am a Visiting Professor at the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary College (University of London), and I regularly offer courses at other universities. I was a visiting fellow at the Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law New York University (March 2012/September 2018) at the Lauterpacht Centre at the University of Cambridge (2014/2015).

My professional activity extends to acting as a lecturer and expert for state organizations (e.g. GIZ, IRZ, USAID) with regard to the international progressive development of law.