Prof Dr Heribert Hirte MdB has been a member of the German Bundestag for the district of Cologne II since 2013. In the last legislative period he was a member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection as well as the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union. Previously he has worked i.a. as a deputy member of the Constitutional Court in Thuringia, as a Professor of German and European Civil and Comemrcial Law at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, as a Professor at the University Center of Luxembourg, and as a director at the Institute of Commercial, Shipping and Business Law at the University of Hamburg (since 2000). After studies in Lausanne, Cologne and Berkeley, he acquired a PhD in law from the University of Cologne, where he habilitated in 1994.