Helmut W. Maciej was born as son of German parents in Ankara, Turkey, where he lived until he was fifteen years old.
After passing the A-level in Marquartstein, Upper Bavaria, in 1962 Mr. Maciej studied law in Munich, Lausanne and Geneva. In 1972 he passed his first state examination at the Munich University; in 1974 he took the second state examination in Munich as well.
Mr. Maciej was admitted to the practice of law in Munich in 1975. Since 1980 he has been granted permission to represent clients at the Higher Regional Court.
Subsequent to taking up his work as attorney-at-law in 1975, Mr. Maciej studied economy and obtained his diploma in 1978.
During the period from 1989 to 1992 Mr. Maciej underwent further training in tax law which he successfully completed with an examination in 1992 and was subsequently granted admission as certified accountant.
Mr. Maciej has a good written and oral command of English, French and Turkish, and basic knowledge of Spanish, Italian and Arabic.
In addition to general civil law, Mr. Maciej focuses primarily on the following fields of professional activities and interests: