Companies, Markets, Society and the Environment
The Research Group on Companies, Markets, Society and the Environment is the Faculty of Law’s forum for company law scholars. The Research Group invites scholars in the field of the regulation of companies both in traditional and broader perspectives to join the group. Potential applicants to research positions at the Faculty that are advertised several times every year are also welcome to contact the Group to discuss relevant topics.
Priority areas of research
The Research Group on Companies, Markets, Society and the Environment has three areas of priority for 2012-2016:
- The development of company law, in the traditional and in the broader sense
- The development of financial market law
- The development of company tax law
All three priority areas encompass the three levels of national law, European law and international law.
Our main body of research concerns the regulation of small and large enterprises, both Norwegian and transnational, including national company law, comparative company law, EU company law, and the impact of international environmental and human rights standards on companies. Our research covers both traditional issues of company law, company tax law and financial market law, and has a wider perspective, encompassing the impact that companies and other enterprises have on society and the environment.
Our research interests include Norwegian and European company law and law of associations, company law related areas of financial market law, tax, accounting and auditing law, insolvency, contract and labour law, within the framework of private international law, general European law and public international law.