Prof. Alber is Chairman of the firm. He was Vice-President of the European Parliament and Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Before that he was a Member of the Council of Europe, a Member of the Western European Union, a Member of the German Parliament, a Member of the European Parliament and as such participated in numerous committees in the European Parliament. In particular Prof. Alber was a Member and the Chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizens’ Rights as well as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection. He was further Chairman of the delegation responsible for relations with the Baltic States and of the Subcommittees on Data Protection and on Poisonous or Dangerous Substances. In addition, he was Vice-Chairman of the Delegation for relations with the Gulf States.
Prof. Alber holds numerous high decorations of different states. He is Officer of the French Legion of Honor, holds the Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Great Cross of Merit with Star and shoulder ribbon of Luxembourg, the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria and the Order of Merit of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Prof. Alber is an Honorary Professor at the European Institute of the University of Saarland.