Niels Kirst is a research fellow in European law. He finished his education with an LL.M. at the European College of Paris, a specialized school of the Université Paris Panthéon-Assas, previously he obtained a master's degree at the European School of Law, an academic institute of the Université Toulouse Capitole. His research interest lies in the field of European constitutional law, the internal market and competition law. This fall he will start a PhD in European law at the Dublin City University.