As SMP's CEO, Hariolf is responsible for the professionalization of the firm. He manages the firm's growth and opens up new, related business fields, inter alia by investing in legal tech.
Graduate in economics (Diplom-Volkswirt) (Freiburg University)
M.A. in political science (Freiburg University)
Ph.D. in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) (Freiburg University)
Founding president and management-board member of the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA)
Co-director of the Hamburg-based Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (CLP)
Education and career
Hariolf is a graduate in economics, in which he also holds a Ph.D. Before joining SMP he was with Baker McKenzie where he oversaw the firm's EMEA business development. Previous positions include ten years as CEO of the Hamburg-based Bucerius Law School; he continues to be a member of the Executive Faculty of the school's Center on the Legal Profession (CLP), where he serves as a co-director. In addition, Hariolf has served as founding president and management-board member of the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA) and is an initiator of ReInvent.Law, Continental Europe's first legal innovation hub.