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  • University of Innsbruck
  • Doctor of Laws 1964
  • Legal clerkship at the District Courts in Steinach as well as Telfs and Innsbruck Regional Court
  • Legal Training in law firms in Innsbruck and Vienna
  • Legal practice with the law firm Oppenheimer, Wolff, Foster, Shepard and Donnelly in Brussels, Belgium
  • Consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Management Consultants, London, Düsseldorf and New York
  • Trained mediator in business matters

Member of the following judicial professional organisations:

  • Member of the Board of the Austrian Juristentag (Vice President 1992 – 2015)
  • Vice President of the Austrian Lawyers’ Association
  • Chairman of the Board of the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers for Austria, (PEOPIL)
  • Austrian President of the World Jurist Association, Washington