Niels is a Ph.D. candidate in European law at Dublin City University. Beforehand he obtained an LL.M. at the European College of Paris of the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, previously he finished his master's degree at the European School of Law of the Université Toulouse I Capitole. His Ph.D. research focuses on the rule of law crisis in the European Union and the remit of the CJEU. His general research interest is in the fields of European constitutional law, the internal market, and competition law.