Tobias Heldt was born in 1986 in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany. In 2010 he graduated as a Bachelor of Laws from Maastricht University. Aft erwards he stayed at Maastricht University to follow the Master Program of Globalisation and Law with a specialisation in Corporate and Commercial Law. He graduated cum laude in 2011 and joined the Maastricht Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO) in October of that year to conduct his doctoral research. Next to his work at Maastricht University he was also working as a Legal Adviser for the Nuclear Research Center (SCK•CEN) in Mol, Belgium.