The Research Panels have an extensive range of seminar activities, that attracts a large number of participants – up to a hundred per each seminar. It is also common that The Research Panels co-operate and arrange joint seminars. In some cases, the subject of the seminar is developed into a major conference, which has resulted in additions to SCCL’s publication series.

The panel focuses on current issues (topics?) that arise in the field of property law. Issues (topics?) addressed recently have included unjust enrichments, duty of notification (reklamation) and formation of precedents. Issues often come to center on principles, and a discussion of this kind can also be carried on against the background of more specific issues of contract law. The members of the Panel consist of practitioners and academics with a special interest in the development of the law of contract and obligations. Many topics have natural connections to other Research Panels and accordingly, there is close co-operation between the Panels when seminar activities are concerned.

Head of Research Panel:
Alexander Unnersjö, LL.D., Stockholm University

Head of Research Panel:
Stina Bratt, LL.D., Stockholm University

The members of this Research Panel consist of both academics and professional lawyers. The Panel meets regularly to discuss current topics in company and securities law. The Panel forms part of a Nordic network of researchers in the field of company and securities law. In addition, the Panel arranges recurring conferences and evening seminars for researchers and practicing lawyers, resulting, among other things, in contributions to the SCCL’s publication series.

Head of Research Panel:
Carl Svernlöv, Lawyer

Head of Research Panel:

Jessica Östberg, Associate Professor

The Swedish Corporate Governance Institute conducts applied corporate governance research and education from a law and economics perspective on how the regulatory framework and market practices effects business dynamics, ownership, entrepreneurship, innovation and investments in the real economy. The work is focused on topical legal and regulatory issues as well as legal and market practices relevant for Swedish listed companies and stock market. The Institute benefits from collaboration with an extensive Swedish and international network of academics and practitioners.
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The research panel serves as a meeting point for academics, practitioners and representatives from the private sector that are interested in comparative commercial law. The aim is to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience between the different professions. Conferences and seminars that are dedicated to the latest developments in comparative commercial are organized for this purpose. In addition to Swedish experts in the field, the lectures and seminars are held by leading Nordic and international researchers in comparative commercial law.

Head of Research Panel:
Dr. Kelly Chen

The construction sector is of great importance in society. From a legal point of view, various assignment relationships appear to be central. The Panel is particularly focused on significant issues that are raised in such relationships, but also observes procurement and insurance law issues concerning the construction sector. Developments in case law are followed up continuously and in thoroughly.
The members of the Panel consist of both practitioners and academics with particular interest in legal developments in the construction sector.
Many of the topics addressed in this Panel are naturally related to, in particular, the Panel for Law of Contract and Obligations and the Panel for Tort Law. Seminar activities are therefore planned in close co-operation with these Panels.
Head of Research Panel:
Professor Jori Munukka, Stockholm University

This Panel engages in seminar, conference and publishing activities relating to real property law. Its activities are divided between two units: the Real Estate Law Discussion Club (FDK) and the Tenancy Law Discussion Club (HDK). HDK is headed by Kristian Eriksson, former hyresråd, and concentrates mainly on tenancy and tentant-ownership issues. The Panel arranges approximately five seminars annually and attract a large crowd of lawyers from a variety of fields.
The Panel’s publications is thus far Julius, Munukka & Baheru (red.), Bostadsrätten i initial- och övergångsskeden (2019), Ljungkvist, Skälig hyra (2015), and Wängberg, Munukka & Baheru (red.), Hyresgästens skadeståndsansvar (2012).
Head of Research Panel:
Professor Jori Munukka, Stockholm University

This Panel is particularly concerned with shedding light on the regulation and workings of financial enterprises and markets in a socio-economic perspective.
One task is to promote an exchange of views between individuals active in the financial sector. The Panel includes both economists and lawyers, plus representatives of government, the academic community and the private sector. The Panel has established co-operation with the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank of Sweden, the National Debt Office and the Financial Supervisory Authority.

The Panel shall contribute towards research projects aimed at recruiting a group of competent financial market regulators. Physically assembling a research group at SCCL is part of that ambition. Five postgraduate students are especially closely associated with the Panel, partly through having reference groups from it.

Head of Research Panel:
Gustaf Sjöberg, Professor
Head of Research Panel:
Sara Göthlin, Doctoral Candidate

Both academics and professionals are affiliated to this Panel. The Panel arranges seminars and symposia in the fields of insolvency law and the law of personal property in the broad sense. Seminars in recent years have included: “Possession of money in an account – The implications of the concept of possession in penal and civil law”; “Credit security in intellectual resources – Background and societal premises”; “Reclaim in bankruptcy of contract performance and cancellation of contracts when void” and “The genesis of claim”.

Head of Research Panel:
Erik Selander, Lawyer
Head of Research Panel:
Johan Sandstedt, Associate Professor

The Research Panel on Lawyers and Society is distinctive in that it focuses on lawyers as such: their careers, how they are educated, the institutional settings in which they work (law firms, courts, academic faculties, etc.) and their role in society. From interdisciplinary perspectives, the Research Panel focuses on four core research pillars, examining structures, norms, and dynamics of the global legal profession:

  • Legal careers and diversity
  • Innovation and legal markets
  • Legal education and legal ethics
  • Judiciary and access to justice

These four pillars place the work of lawyers within different contexts, providing a multi-faceted approach to the legal profession from the ground up. The panel comprises academics from different disciplines, practitioners, judges and other stakeholders engaged in the legal profession. The range of questions as seen from the four pillars is broad, but all four revolve around issues such as the concept of legal professionalism, the organizational structures of law firms, courts and governmental authorities and how they impact lawyers and the delivery of legal services, the expectations on lawyers with respect to defending the rule of law, how lawyers and other professionals can collaborate to decrease the justice gap, and how innovation, such as new technologies, affects the delivery of legal services.

The Research Panel serves as a locus for research as well as dialogue amongst the various constituencies of lawyers (academic, law firms, in-house, judicial, public interest, etc.) and the communities they serve.

Head of Research Panel:
Emil Elgebrant, Laura Carlson, Adam Green

Research Panel Members:
Katarina Fast, Cyril Holm, Peter Dahlen, Jan Dernestam

The Research Panel for Media Law studies legal phenomena associated with the contemporary communication society’s mediation and dissemination of data, entertainment, journalism and information in the broad sense. Hereby the Panel interests in contemporary methods for communication in broadcasting, webcasting and modern telecom facilities as well as traditional forms of making media content available to the public. Accordingly, the Panel’s field of interest comprehends the legal preconditions governing dissemination of information to the public as well as public access to information, hereby also including matters of secrecy, personal privacy and personal data. Further, preconditions for freedom of expression and information as set forth in constitutional and civil law are part of the Panel’s field of interest, as are values of exclusive intellectual property rights, especially with regard to trademarks and copyright. EU law and international conventions, agreements and treaties are of particular relevance to mass communication and media content – the Panel thus studies the complex EU and convention-based foundations of media law.
The Research Panel for Media Law regularly arranges at least two advanced seminars each semester.
Head of Research Panel:
Professor Jan Rosén, Stockholm University

Each member of the Panel are experts in Tort Law from both academic and business communities as well as from the public sector.
The Panel addresses the Law of Torts in the broad sense and provides a meeting point for an interchange of views between tort lawyers in various disciplines and fields of activity. Attention is made to focus on both contractual and non-contractual liability.
The Panel works primarily through knowledge interchanges of different kinds, and meets regularly for the elucidation and discussion of current tort law issues and new developments. As part of its activities, the Panel initiates and arranges seminars, lectures and conferences with both researchers and practicing lawyers as well as other parties with an interest in the Law of Torts.
Head of Research Panel:
Professor Mårten Schultz, Stockholm University

One of the main objectives of the Research Panel for Tax Law is to provide a meeting point for practicing tax lawyers and academics, for the elucidation and discussion of tax law issues. The Panel sees an important task in promoting the interchange of viewpoints and knowledge between the different tax law professional communities. To Panel regularly arranges seminars, conferences and lectures within various sectors of tax law.
The Panel has established co-operation with Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC and Svalner Skatt & Transaktion in the purpose of supporting tax law research within the frame of the Panel’s aegis at SCCL and further developing and strengthening co-operation between itself and legal practice. Support is provided in research fields with a bearing, direct or indirect, on the implementation of tax law issues handled by the tax departments of the firms mentioned, and this co-operation also helps to finance the Panel’s public seminars.
Head of Research Panel:
Caroline Nordklint, LL.D., Stockholm University

The Stockholm University Institute for Arbitration Law, formed in 1985, has merged with SCCL and its activities were taken over, as from 2005, by SCCL’s Research Panel for Arbitration and Other Forms of Dispute Resolution. The Panel is tasked with bringing together academics, judges and practicing lawyers with a view to promoting research and education in arbitration law, both in Sweden and international legal relationships. These activities help the Panel to promote interchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences within dispute resolutions in commercial disputes. The main emphasis being on aspects of commercial law.

The Panel arranges scholarly lectures, courses and seminars, as well as other forms of educational activity. It has a specialist library which is open to researches, students and other interested parties.

Head of Research Panel:
Johnny Herre, LL.D., Justice of the Supreme Court of Sweden
Head of Research Panel:
James Hope, Lawyer, Solicitor advocate