Areas of Expertise
Public International Law
EU & Comparative European Law
EU Regulatory Law
Environmental Law & Policy
Energy Law & Policy
Waste Management Law
Climate Law & Litigation
Human Rights Law & Policy
Corporate Social Responsibility
Within the EU, Christine Nikander acts as interim legal counsel, 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.
Her recent work includes the following:
Christine has acted as legal counsel to a young company without a legal department.
She has negotiated agreements and spoken to long-term investors as the lead legal representative.
She has drafted and negotiated IP licensing agreements for a social enterprise.
She has drafted company-internal policies and third-party clauses to manage and protect IP rights.
She has drafted the corporate social responsibility clauses and ethical guidelines for a young company.
She has advised a number of young social enterprises and start-ups on how to protect their IP and has helped them with the licensing of their IP.
She has led a large team of jurists in an eDiscovery project.
She has worked as a freelancer on large-scale legal document review assignments.
Christine Nikander completed a junior training contract at a large law firm in Amsterdam from 2017 to 2020. Her rotations were completed in the departments for competition law (for 6 months), international arbitration (for 1.5 years), and intellectual property law (for 1 year).
She gained 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
Pro bono legal assistance for start-ups
She also held a role as a member of the firm's sustainability committee for one year. In this role, she found new pro bono clients for the firm and started a set of new firm-internal sustainability initiatives.