Graduate in law from Wurzburg University (2. State Exam) 1995, PhD in comparative employment law from Trier University, 1990.
Mr. Maurer worked for several years as an advocate for civil law and public planning law, inter alia in the international law firm Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster in Frankfurt. He also had a position as scientific officer at the Institute of Labour Law and Labour Relations in the European Community in Trier. He obtained two tenures as professor 1990 for civil law and 2000 on a chair for International Commercial law and European Community law at Georg Simon Ohm Technical University Nuremberg.
He joined the European Commission in 2002 as principal lawyer. He is now Senior Expert and responsible in DG Environment for questions around circular economy and chemicals.