Nikolas Guggenberger

  • RWTÜV Foundation Assistant Professor of IT Law, University of Münster

Nikolas Guggenberger is the RWTÜV foundation assistant professor of IT law at the University of Münster, a resident fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, and an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. His research focuses on the intersection of law and technology, specifically platform regulation, the automation of law and the future of private law. Guggenberger is especially interested in the potential of blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and algorithmic governance. He currently serves as an international reporter on intellectual property for the International League of Competition Law.

Prior to joining Münster's law faculty, Guggenberger served as policy advisor to Jakob von Weizsäcker at the European Parliament in Brussels, working in the field of banking and financial markets regulation as well as monetary and economic policy (2014-16). He contributed to the European Parliament’s first resolution on virtual currencies and the negotiations on a banking structural reform regulation. From 2010-12, Guggenberger clerked at the district court of Freiburg, Germany. In parallel to his doctoral research, he worked as a teaching assistant and research associate at the Institute for Media and Information Law at the University of Freiburg.

Guggenberger is admitted to the State Bar of California (inactive).

Guggenberger will be in office from Sept. 10-Sept. 25, 2018.


  • LL.M.
    Stanford Law School
  • Ph.D.
    Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
  • J.D.
    Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

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