Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - DynamInt

Nicolas Dewitte



Research Project:

A European Commercial Court as an instrument for the settlement of cross-border disputes in the internal market - necessity, foundations and design




Since October 2022 research fellow and doctoral candidate at the DFG-graduate program ‘Dynamic Integration’ at Humboldt-University of Berlin. 


Participation in the Summer Courses (Private International Law) and the Directed Studies (French section) of the Hague Academy of international law in August 2023.


Research assistant at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Berlin between January and September 2022 with a focus on antitrust, state aid and foreign investment law. 


Legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Brandenburg with placements, inter alia, at the Federal Foreign Office (department for administrative proceedings in visa law) in Berlin, at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Antitrust, Competition and Trade department) in Brussels and the Court of Justice of the European Union (cabinet of Advocate General Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe) in Luxembourg (2019 - 2021). Second state examination (2021).


Research assistant at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Berlin between February and April 2019 and September 2019 and March 2020 in the Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration department.


Law studies in Berlin and Münster. Additional qualifications through the "French Foreign Law Studies"-program. First state examination (2019).



Research Interests


  • Private International Law & International Civil Procedure 
  • European Business Law (esp. Commercial & Competition Law)
  • Arbitration
  • Comparative Law




  • Tutorial civil law I - winter term 2022/2023
  • Tutorial civil law III - summer term 2023




  • Aktenvortrag – Zivilrecht: Probefahrt auf Abwegen, Juristische Arbeitsblätter 2023, pp. 938 - 949 (co-authored with Mattis Leson)
  • Comment on the judgement of the General Court of the European Union in case in T-791/19 (Sped-Pro v Commission), European Journal of Business Law, issue 6 of 2022, pp. 286 - 287 (co-authored with Mariusz Motyka-Mojkowski)
  • Post in the cabinet of an Advocate General at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg - Salut, Moien and Hej!, Juristische Schulung, issue 7 of 2022, pp. 25 - 26