Legal Services

Available only to entities based in the EU on matters pertaining to EU and/or international law.

Interim legal services
IP contract drafting
Arbitral tribunal secretary services
Due diligence
ESG, CSR & social impact
Legal research and drafting
Policy analysis
Legal team management

  • Interim legal services, as legal counsel and for private practice

  • Project management and team leading

  • Acting as an arbitral secretary or tribunal secretary

  • Drafting of IP licensing agreements

  • Drafting of company-internal policies and third-party clauses to manage and protect IP rights

  • Document review and eDiscovery, for large-scale litigation and arbitration matters

  • Due diligence, particularly for environmental and human rights law and policy

  • Document review of IP licensing agreements, contracts and other legal documents

  • Drafting company policies on corporate social responsibility and ethical guidelines

  • Policy analysis for proposals on new legislation

  • Proofreading and editing of legal texts in English

  • Translating legal documents (from German or Finnish into English)

Legal research and drafting, such as:

  • Conducting studies on the implementation of EU directives in Member States' national legislation

  • Drafting of proposals to enact new laws or policies

  • Legal memorandums outlining the case law or the present legal situation

  • Drafting of research reports for NGOs and think tanks

  • Content creation for legal publications and textbooks

  • Fact-checking for legal news and legal publications

  • Proofreading and editing of legal texts


Need a T-Shaped Lawyer?

Christine Nikander is not just your ordinary "template lawyer", she brings a wide variety of unique soft and hard skills to the table. She is also a very quick learner.

Apart from just studying and working in law, Christine also:
- studied natural and environmental sciences at University

- took courses in journalism and has experience in communications

- has lived in 5 countries and has experience leading diverse intercultural teams
- can work in English, German and Finnish (with a full passive understanding of Dutch)
- holds degrees in international law and environmental law
- has experience working as an associate at a large law firm, as a legal counsel, and as a freelance jurist
- has worked extensively with young social enterprises and start-ups
- has founded a company of her own and knows what it means to be a young entrepreneur
- studied sculpture for a year and currently also works as a freelance illustrator
- is a strong team player and an empathetic manager


Areas of Expertise

Christine has broad legal expertise. She holds degrees in public international law and international environmental law. She has also worked in the private sector — amongst others on alternative dispute settlement, intellectual property, and contract drafting.

Public International Law

EU & Comparative European Law

EU Regulatory Law

International Arbitration

Commercial Litigation

Intellectual Property

Environmental Law & Policy

Energy Law & Policy

Waste Management Law

Climate Law & Litigation

Human Rights Law & Policy

Corporate Social Responsibility