Paul Nemitz

Research Fellow

  • 1988/89: Master’s degree in Comparative Law at George Washington University Law School, USA
  • 1982-87: Bachelor’s degree in Law at University of Hamburg, Germany
Professional Background: CURRENTLY:

  • Since April 2017: Chief Advisor to the EU Commission in the area of legal policy (DG Justice and Consumers)
  • Visiting professor at College of Europe, Bruges


  • 2012-2017 Director for Fundamental and Citizens’ Rights in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers
  • Legal Service of the EU Commission
  • Member of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Development Cooperation
Research Areas/Professional Expertise:
  • EU Data Protection Law and Ethics
  • Interaction between Digitalization and Democracy
  • Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
  • Case Law of the ECJ
  • Trade Policy and Maritime Relations