born on 14 November 1947
Full Professor of Corporate and Economic Law at the University of Vienna, honorary pro-fessor at the University of Salzburg, visiting professor at the Danube University Krems, corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the "Austrian Takeover Commission".
1970 University of Salzburg (Dr. iur.).
1975 Professor of Civil Law at the University of Graz. Professor of Commercial and Securities Law at the Universities of Linz (1978) and Vienna (1982).
Co-editor of the legal journals Wirtschaftsrechtliche Blätter and Zeitschrift für Vergaberecht und Bauvertragsrecht.
Since 2001, Chairman of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution.