Before Vay, Volker has worked 14+ years as in-house legal counsel in the automotive sector, including roles at Audi, Daimler and Volkswagen Group. He specialises in product compliance and product liability law, and generally the interplay between technology, law and politics. Volker studied German and European law and his PhD thesis dealt with a topic of product liability law in the automotive sector. He publishes regularly in law journals and is a guest lecturer on intelligent mobility at the University of St. Gallen. When not looking into law books, Volker likes to draw comic books and graffiti styles with his oldest daughter, or he is programming beats on a drum computer with his youngest daughter – if not playing the real drums with his son.