Quantum Leap


Environmental enthusiast

Daniel has a sharp analytical and legal mind, capable to make even the hardest of subjects easy to understand. In addition to this, he is a talented musician who plays jazz, pop and latin. Daniel is an empathetic and compassionate person, who is able to resonate with his audience or the people he works with – and together create greatness.

Daniel is an international lawyer, policy and negotiation expert and advisor based in Bonn, Germany. Previously, he has worked for the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), initially within the Executive Direction and Management Program’s central unit responsible for the substantive coordination and support to the international climate negotiations under the Bali Road Map process (2009–2012) and on the Paris Agreement (2013–2015). More recently, Daniel was part of the Legal Affairs Program of the UNFCCC.

Before UNFCCC, Daniel worked as a legal officer at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Environmental Law Center in Bonn and as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. He specializes in public international law and environmental law, including climate change and sustainable development.

Daniel holds a Law degree from Heidelberg University (Germany), is a fully accredited lawyer from the state of Hessen and a member of the Cologne Legal Chamber. He also holds an LL.M. degree from Tulane University (USA) and a Doctor of Law (Dr. iur.), from Heidelberg University.