Heiko Richter is a junior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and a doctoral candidate at the Free University of Berlin. He has published about different areas of law and is particularly interested in law and economics. His current research focuses on competition, intellectual property and information regulation. Prior to his position at the Max Planck Institute, he passed his second legal state examination and worked as a trainee for the German Ministry of Economics and Technology, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and the Directorate-General for Competition at the European Commission in Brussels. Heiko holds a master of laws from Columbia University, for which he was supported by an ERP scholarship and honored as a Kent Scholar. He concluded his first legal state examination in Berlin and holds a master of business administration from the University of Mannheim. During his studies, he received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation.