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Companies, Markets and Sustainability

The Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability (the Company Law Group) is the Faculty of Law’s forum for research on companies and markets, contributing to research and development of law at the national, European and international level. Our research encompasses the law relevant for companies as business entities and as objects of public policy. Our aim is a deeper understanding of the law and its role in shaping markets and companies and their interaction with and contribution to sustainability.


Scientific Goals and Areas of Priority

After five successful years as the Research Group Companies, Markets, Society and the Environment (2012-2016), we continue our work under the name Companies, Markets and Sustainability (the Company Law Group).

The Company Law Group’s three horizontal scientific goals for 2017-2021:

  • Methodological development
  • Regulatory development
  • Contributing sustainability

The Company Law Group’s three thematic areas of priority for 2017-2021:

  • Companies, Corporate Groups and Networks
  • Investors, Finance and Markets
  • Public Entities as Market Actors

The three thematic areas are integrated in a number of ways, as is also apparent from our projects.


The Company Law 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 are also welcome to contact the Group to discuss relevant topics.

Tags: company, market, sustainability, environmental law, South Africa, Nordic, China, USA, Global South
Published Jan. 3, 2012 1:46 PM - Last modified May 6, 2022 9:14 AM


Research group leadership

Head of the research group
Professor Beate Sjåfjell

Deputy head
Professor Jukka Mähönen

Administration and web editor

Senior executive officer
Mona Østvang Ådum

Host institute

Department of Private Law

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