Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers at the European Commission
Nils Behrndt is currently acting Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers at the European Commission. The Directorate-General’s policy areas cover civil and commercial justice, criminal justice, fundamental rights and rule of law, equality and Union citizenship, and consumers. As acting Deputy Director-General, Nils is in charge of the areas of criminal justice and consumers. At the same time, he is the Director for Consumers and is in charge of developing the European consumer policy.
After having worked as researcher and lawyer for some years in Germany, he has joined the European Commission in 2000. He held various positions in Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry, in the cabinets of Vice-President Günter Verheugen (Enterprise and Industry), Commissioner John Dalli and Commissioner Tonio Borg (Health and Consumer Policy) and Commissioner Neven Mimica (Consumer Policy; International cooperation and development).
Nils Behrndt has German and British law degrees and holds a Ph.D. in public administration/law.