Prof. Dr. Friedrich L. Ekey completed his training in the Higher Regional Court District of Cologne following his studies in Philosophy and Law. He was employed initially as a lawyer in the District Court and in the Higher Regional Court in Cologne thereafter. He completed his doctorate under Prof. Dr. Karl Heinrich Friauf, Director of the Institute for Constitutional Law at the University of Cologne, on a subject relating to property law. He is senior partner at the firm he founded in Cologne, Ekey & Kollegen, which focuses on general matters of corporate law, and acts as compliance officer in various companies. He teaches at the Rheinische Fachhochschule in Cologne as a professor at the Business and Law faculty and is the editor and author of works on social, competition, cartel and trademark law.