Jurist. Social Entrepreneur. Artist.
Christine Nikander is an EU-trained jurist, a social entrepreneur, and an artist. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School, Edinburgh University Law School, and Leiden University College. She holds degrees in public international law and environmental law. Throughout her studies, she also completed a number of courses in the natural and environmental sciences.
Her legal specializations lay in environmental law, human rights, public international law, EU regulatory law, international arbitration, intellectual property, commercial litigation and corporate social responsibility. From 2017 to 2020, Christine worked as an associate at a large law firm in Amsterdam. She now works as an independent jurist in the EU market, as well as an artist and a freelancer. She also regularly offers pro bono legal advice to social enterprises and young startups operating in the EU.
Christine has both the Finnish and the German nationality. She has lived in Germany, the USA, Finland, the UK and the Netherlands. She is fluent in English, German and Finnish and she has a good proficiency of Dutch, Swedish and French.
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Legal & Interim Management. Content Production. Storytelling.
Christine Nikander is the owner of a small business ("Kleinunternehmen") registered under her own name in Germany. She is also a registered freelancer and professional service provider ("Freiberufler") under German law. The work that she does can be broken down into three operational areas: 1. Legal & Interim Management; 2. Content Production; 3. Storytelling.
Legal & Interim Management
Within the EU, Christine acts as interim legal counsel, takes on the interim management of large legal teams and smaller mixed teams, works as an independent legal contractor, offers services as a legal consultant, and gives pro bono legal advice to social enterprises and young start-ups. Amongst others, she does freelance work in contact drafting, IP protection, legal research, due diligence, document review, and corporate social responsibility.
Christine provides freelance services in copywriting, copyediting, proofreading, fact-checking, (legal) translating, photography, and illustrating. In this context, she takes on freelance writing projects and commissions for making original art.
Christine works as an independent artist and writer on a few projects of her own. She regularly writes a blog about traveling along the Weser River. She is currently co-authoring and illustrating a series of children's books (for children aged 6 to 9). She also sells a selection of paper products featuring her own art in her webshop and in her Etsy store.