Born on 7th of September, 1961 in Sopron, Hungary.
Lawyer, Eötvös Loránd University, Political Science and Law Department, Budapest (1986). Assistant Lecturer, Roman Law Department, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (1986-1996). Visiting Student, University of Oxford (1986-1987). Research Fellow, University of Michigan (1988-1989). Resident Assistant Master, Bibó István College, Budapest (1985-1990). Professor's Assistant, Roman Law Department, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (1990-1996). Bar exam (1996). Attorney (1996-2000). Knight Commander of St Michael and St George (KCMG), donated by Queen Elizabeth II (2000).
Founding Member, FIDESZ Party (1988). Member, Steering Committee of FIDESZ (1989-1992). Chairman, Steering Committee of FIDESZ (1993-1994). Vice-President, Fidesz (1996-2003). Member, Bureau of Fidesz (2003-2010). Deputy Leader, Fidesz Parliamentary Group (1990-1994). Vice-Chairman, European Integration Committee (1992-1994). Leader, Fidesz Parliamentary Group (1994-2002). Chairman, European Integration Committee (1998-2002). Deputy Speaker, Hungarian Parliament (2002-2004). Deputy Leader, Fidesz Parliamentary Group (2002-2004).
Member, Council of European People's Party (2000-2011). Member, European Convention (2002-2003). Observer, European Parliament (2003-2004). Leader, Hungarian EPP-ED Delegation (2003-2004).
Member of the European Parliament (2004-). Vice-Chairman, Group of the European People's Party and European Democrats (2004-2009). Leader, Hungarian EPP-ED Delegation (2004-2009). Vice-Chairman, Group of the European People's Party (2009-). President, Hungarian EPP Delegation (2009-2011).
Committees in the European Parliament: Committee on Legal Affairs: member (2014-), substitute (2004-2014); Committee on International Trade: substitute (2014-); Committee on Constitutional Affairs: member (2007-2014);Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection: member (2004-2007).
Delegations in the European Parliament:Delegation for relations with theUnited States: member (2009-), substitute (2007-2009); Delegation for relations with the Mercosur countries: substitute (2004-).
Founding Member, Szabadság kör (2007-). Signatory of the PragueDeclaration on European Conscience and Communism (2008). Honorary citizen of Sopron (2010). Chairman, Drafting Committee of the New Constitution of Hungary (2011). Leader, National Consultative Committee (2011).