Nikolas Klausmann

PhD Candidate – Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin

Email address: nikolas.klausmann (at)


Nikolas currently works as a research associate at the Foundation for Environmental Energy Law. Further he is a Ph.D. candidate at Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin.

After studying law at Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet Wuerzburg and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul (2011-2017) he worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Berlin (2017-2018) and the Institute for Energy and Competition Law at Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin (2018-2020). During this time he was also a lecturer for Public Law and a visiting researcher at Florence School of Regulation of the European University Institute (Jan./Feb. 2020).

Research interests:

Nikolas research focuses on the regulation and impact of digitalisation, especially of emerging decentralized network technologies such as Blockchain, on the Energy Sector. Further he refers to digitalisation in a broader context of Climate Change and Energy Transition. As a matter of principle, he wonders whether frictions in law can be overcome with new or de-regulation. He poses this question from a point of view of higher-ranking freedoms and rights, as well as political standpoints.

Publications relevant to international energy law:

Peer-to-peer energy trading and energy communities – challenges in European Law and a looking ahead, Yearbook of European Law (Oxford Academic), together with Lucila De Almeida, Ph.D., Henri van Soest, Viola Capelli (forthcoming).

(In German) Asset logging and Blockchain, Fields of application due to energy law and obstacles due to data protection law, SUER research paper, together with Dr. Johannes Hilpert (forthcoming).

(In German) On the notification obligation of EEG plant operators regarding the form of disposal, EnWZ (C.H. Beck) 2020, 284.

(In German) The national and Union law revision of the redispatch – On the compatibility of NABEG 2.0 with the Electricity Internal Market Regulation, EWeRK (Nomos) 2019, 201.

(In German) The relationship between Blockchain governance and company law; together with Prof. Hans Peter Schwintowski and Dr. Michael Kadgien, NJOZ (C.H.Beck) 2018, 1401.

(In German) Energy and environment in the coalition agreement – perspectives for the energy industry; together with Hanno Meyer, EWeRK (Nomos) 2018, 47.

Teaching in the field of energy law

Lecturer for Constitutional and European Law at the Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin (2018-2020)

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