born in 1968; Matthias Thume studied law at the University of Munich and at the Columbia Law School. He taught and researched at the University of Munich, where he was assistant lecturer at the chair of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. C.-W. Canaris. Mr. Thume was admitted to the New York Bar in 2000 and to the German Bar in 2004. He is a member of the Academic Society for Banking Law e. V. and the German-American Lawyers’ Association.