Waleria Schüle studied German, French, European and International law at Humboldt University in Berlin and Université Panthéon Assas in Paris and graduated with a German Diploma in law and a French Licence en droit. Subsequently, she worked for one year as a legal research assistant at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Berlin and London. Afterwards, she completed an LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law at Queen Mary University of London. In her research she focused on socially sustainable globalization and the respective regulation of transnational enterprises in the extractives sector. As a Mercator Fellow she will continue this work while paying particular attention to the implementation process of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.