Timo obtained his law degree from the University of Muenster in 2002, following which he participated in the one year LL.M programme at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), was awarded a Ph.D in 2004 with a thesis on “The transformation of NATO from a US constitutional and German constitutional viewpoint” and then completed his practical legal training (Rechtsreferendariat) in Germany from 2004-2006.
From 2006 until 2020 Timo worked as a diplomat for the German Foreign Office with posts in Berlin (Germany), Astana (Kazakhstan), Geneva (Switzerland) and Wellington (NZ). While posted to New Zealand, Timo completed the courses required for admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, at Victoria University. Following his admission, Timo joined Greg Kelly Law Limited in August 2020, where he has a particular interest in mediation and dispute resolution.
Timo is fluent in German and English.