is a legal adviser in the Legal Service of the Council of the EU. As a member of the external relations team he advises, in particular, the Trade Policy Committee and the Trade Questions Working Party of the Council. He has represented the Council in a considerable number of cases before the Court of Justice and the General Court of the EU.
Before joining the Council Legal Service Jan-Peter worked as a lawyer with the law firm Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann and, previously, as an assistant at the Department for European law of the University of Hamburg.
He obtained a Dr. iuris from the University of Hamburg and a LL.M. from NYU School of Law. He has published a book and some articles on EU law.