Corporate groups and regulatory evasion: Evolving trends and possible solutions

Oslo, 9-11 December 2015

The significance of corporate groups and their economic and political power can hardly be overestimated. This conference has the problem of corporate groups and regulatory evasion as its overarching topic. Call for papers with deadline 30 September 2015!


Institutional shareholders: a curse or a blessing?

Oslo, 29 October 2015

Inaugural lecture by Professor Jukka Mähönen, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo


PhD seminar on Companies and Markets 2015

Oslo, 5-8 October 2015

This annual PhD seminar will provide insights into topical issues in European and Nordic company and financial market Law.


Time and place:

Oct 14, 2013 09:00 AM – Oct 18, 2013 03:30 PM, Faculty of Law, St. Olavs plass 5, Room 571



Professors Charlotte Villiers and Jukka Mähönen, members of the Sustainable CompaniesProject, have written a response note to the EU Commission’s proposal on non-financial reporting. The note builds on the analysis Professors Villiers and Mähönen have undertaken of the cross-jurisdictional research conducted by the Sustainable Companies team. The note may be freely downloaded, circulated and quoted, with reference to this website and the Sustainable Companies Project. Any comments or questions may be sent to the head of the project, Professor Beate Sjåfjell.


Seminar: Board of directors in European companies – reshaping and harmonising their organization and duties

27th of November 2010

Location: Lille sal, building R, Fuglesangs Alle 4.



Time and place:
November 28, 2012, 9.30-16.30
Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 16, building 1410, room 247

On behalf of The Nordic Company Law Network the Company Law Group at Aarhus University is pleased to invite PhD students to a seminar at Aarhus University. The topic of the seminar is the law making pro- cess behind recent EU company law.

To give insight into the process that has characterized some of the recent initiatives in EU company law a number of researchers and practitioners share their first-hand knowledge. Moreover, the Danish EU- Oplysningen will give a presentation on how to find EU working documents and how to follow the legisla- tive process.

The purpose of the seminar is also to give Nordic PhD students a chance to meet PhD students from the other Nordic countries and to discuss their research projects. Therefore each participant must prepare a short presentation of his or her research project – approximately 15 minutes. Based on the research pro- jects the PhD students will be divided into groups where the participants will discuss the projects aided by a senior researcher. To facilitate the debate the participants must submit a project description (approxi- mately 2 pages) at the time of their registration.



The research group Companies, Markets, Society and the Environment has a new research project: Sustainable tax governance in developing countries through global tax transparency  — with a PhD fellowship available in international tax law.

The Faculty of Law in Oslo also has open PhD fellowships available, where the applicant is free to choose a topic within one of the ten areas of priority, including, of course, topics within company law! Closing date: 15 September 2012.


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