Dr. jur. Klaus Joachim Hartung

1961 Born in Mönchengladbach, Germany
1980 – 1985 Programmes of study in Law and Astronomy at the University of Bonn; subsidiary programme of study in Banking Management
1985 First state examination in law at the Higher Regional Court, Cologne: "good" (11.96 points)
1988 PhD thesis submitted to the Faculty of Law, Bonn: "Security Option Transactions in the Federal Republic of Germany"
1990 Second state examination in law in Düsseldorf: "good" (12.60 points)
1990 – 1992 In-house lawyer with the private bank Hermann Lampe Kommanditgesellschaft (LP), Düsseldorf/Luxembourg
1992 – 2015 Partner in the law firm Gerats, Hartung & Partner GbR (Civil-Law Partnership), Mönchengladbach
2002 Simultaneous admission to the Higher Regional Court, Düsseldorf
2007 – 2015 Judge at a professional tribunal with jurisdiction for standards of conduct among lawyers at the Bar Association, Düsseldorf
2007 – 2015 Ordinary member of the Examination Board for Banking and Capital Markets Law at the Bar Association, Düsseldorf
2007 – 2015 Deputy Chairman of the Conciliation Committee overseeing competition law at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Central and Lower Rhine region
2008 – present Specialist Lawyer (Fachanwalt) for Banking and Capital Markets Law
2014 Admission to the bar at the Federal Court of Justice