Werner Ruegemer is a native of Germany and currently works as an independent writer and policy consultant. He also teaches selected socio-economic courses at the University of Cologne. Ruegemer studied romanistics, economics and philosophy at the universities of Munich, Tuebingen, Berlin, Paris and Bonn and earned his doctoral degree with his work on "Philosophical Anthropology and the Crisis of Epochs" in 1979. Dr. Ruegemer's publications on corruption and the thick muddle of bureaucracies, political parties, the judiciary, and corporations made him widely known, and a leading critic of public and private corruption in Germany. He was awarded several prestigous prizes, among them the prize of the "Stifterverband fuer die deutsche Wissenschaft", the "Koelner Karlspreis fuer kritische Publizistik", and an award from the "Bund der Steuerzahler". Dr. Ruegemer is a member of "Transparency International", "Business Crime Control", as well as the influential German "PEN Club". Among his many publications on state- and corporate crime in Germany, mention must be made of his books "Colonia Corrupta" (2002, 6. enlarged edition 2010), "Cross Border Leasing. Ein Lehrstueck zur globalen Enteignung der Staedte" (2003), as well as his "Die Berater. Ihr Wirken in Staat und Gesellschaft" (2004), and "Public Private Partnership" (2008). His current work is concerned with several market- and socio-political compatibility issues of the insolvency of financial institutions.