Corporate & Commercial Law
Intellectual Property Law. International Arbitration. Commercial Litigation. EU Competition Law.
After graduating from law school, Christine Nikander undertook a training contract at a large law firm in Amsterdam. This is where she was initially trained to practice corporate and commercial law — on the job, through real-life legal practice. She also completed coursework on corporate law as a part of her LL.M. at Columbia Law School.
Christine has three years of experience as an associate at a corporate law firm, working for large multinational corporations. She has also worked in-house. Christine has worked in the fields of intellectual property, international arbitration, commercial litigation, EU competition law, and corporate social responsibility. She has a fair amount of experience with the negotiation and drafting of contracts licensing out and protecting IP rights. She has also drafted the corporate social responsibility clauses and ethical guidelines for a number of enterprises.
Christine has prior project management experience in the coordination of cartel follow-on damage claims litigation, insurance claims litigation, patent litigation, commercial litigation on long-term manufacturing and supplies agreements. The project management in these matter consisted mainly in coordinating between several international law firms & the client(s) on the drafting and filing of court and litigation documents.
Christine has experience inter alia in the following:
State aid and cartel follow-on damage claims litigation
Arbitrations under various rules, incl. ICC and UNCITRAL rules
Commercial litigation on long-term manufacturing and supplies agreements
Insurance claims litigation
Patent and trade secret litigation
Transactional IP for M&A deals
Drafting contracts and clauses to protect IP rights
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