Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - DynamInt

Ekemeabasi Essen, LL.M.



Research project:

Examining the Legal Ecosystem of Digital StartUps from Newness to Sustainability: A comparative study between the AU & EU




Undergraduate Law studies from 2008 – 2013 at Igbinedion University, Nigeria (LL.B.). Called to the Nigerian Bar in 2014, and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. Postgraduate Law studies from 2019 – 2021 at Rivers State University (LL.M.).


From 2014 – 2015, worked as Associate Counsel at the Chambers of Milton Paul Ohwovoriole, SAN (Senior Advocate of Nigeria). From 2016 – 2018, worked as Legal/Compliance Officer at Universal Energy Resources. From 2018 – 2019, worked as Associate Counsel at Bailey Chambers. From 2019 – 2021, worked as Company Legal Secretary at M. R. Square Ltd.


Since December 2021, PhD-Candidate and DAAD-Scholarship holder at Humboldt University of Berlin, supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan Grundmann. Also currently a research fellow at the DFG-Graduate College “Dynamic Integration” (DynamInt).


Research Interests


  • Law, Technology and Society

  • Data Privacy and Security

  • Cross-border conflict of Laws

  • Sociology of Law