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Nicole Ahner

Legal Advisor, Loyola de Palacio Chair

Nicole Ahner’s research interests cover European law, energy and environmental law.

Nicole studied law at the University of Bielefeld (Germany). There she graduated with the first State Law Exam [J.D. equivalent] in 2000, after two years as referendaire with the Second State Law Exam [bar exam equivalent]. Nicole defended her PhD at the University of Bielefeld in October 2007.

She was visiting fellow at the European and Comparative Law Institute at the University of Oxford in 2007. In 2008 she was selected for a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the RSCAS (EUI). She joined the Florence School of Regulation in 2009 and in 2010 she began coordinating the Loyola de Palacio Chair. She now advises the chair on legal issues.

Nicole has presented her research at international conferences and published academic articles on the topic of EU energy law, climate policy and international trade.

Nicole holds a PhD in Law from the University of Bielefeld. She also holds the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Legal Theory and European Law from the European Academy of Legal Theory in Brussels.