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Bio

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. Directly after graduating from university, she worked as an associate at a large law firm in Amsterdam. After a few years in private practice, Christine however discovered that she thoroughly enjoys working at the nexus of law, business, sustainability, and social impact — and that is what she has been doing ever since.

 

Christine regularly works as a freelancer and a jurist on the EU market. Since 2020, Christine has also founded three companies and started three non-profit initiatives. Along with her own freelance company, she founded Nikander Holding B.V. and Palsa & Pulk B.V. She also started the non-profit initiatives: Mens ArtiumThe E-Waste Column, and Sustainability Education for Europe.

Christine holds degrees in public international law and environmental law. Her legal focus lays in environmental law, human rights, public international law, EU regulatory law, international arbitration, intellectual property, commercial litigation and corporate social responsibility. Throughout her studies, she also completed a number of courses in the natural and environmental sciences.

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.

To find out more or to discuss a potential project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Business operations

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, and offers services as a legal consultant. Amongst others, she does freelance work in contact drafting, IP protection, legal research, due diligence, document review, ESG and corporate social responsibility.

Content Production

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.

Storytelling

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.

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