The Swedish Corporate Governance Institute (SCGI) 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.
The Swedish Corporate Governance Institute, is a new part of the SCCL, and will function as a research panel for corporate governance.

The Swedish Corporate Governance Institute conducts applied research and education in the area of corporate governance from a law and economics perspective, with a focus on how the corporate governance regulatory framework and market practices influences business dynamics, entrepreneurship, innovation and investments in the real economy. Through theoretical and empirical research across the areas of law in combination with economics, accounting and business, often drawing on fundamental research in these fields, the work aims to be of direct practical relevance to listed companies, investors and policymakers.

Outreach and collaboration are other important features of the Institute, with the aim of giving 2–3 relevant and research-based seminars on topical corporate governance issues every term, directed at academics as well as those working in the corporate governance field. While these seminars are an important channel to spread the Institute’s research, it is also an important way to get input on the Institute’s work. The Institute also has a particularly active advisory board, consisting of leading academics and business leaders, which also plays a crucial role in keeping the Institute’s work relevant.

The Institute’s research and education benefits greatly from collaboration with an extensive network of academics and practitioners in Sweden and abroad, which enables the Institute to disseminate and inform about the process and rational behind the development of the Swedish corporate governance framework, and to keep track of the most important challenges in corporate governance.

Erik Lidman


Rolf Skog

Rolf Skog was the driving force behind the Swedish companies act 2005 and is one of the globally leading corporate law scholars. He has published over 200 academic articles on company law, stock market regulation and corporate governance. He is a director general of the Swedish Securities Council, a company law expert at the Swedish Ministry of Justice, and a member of the OECD Corporate Governance Committee, and has held professorial positions at a number of universities in Sweden and abroad, including Columbia Law School.

Mats Isaksson is a member of the Swedish Corporate Governance Board. He was until 2021 the head of the Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), focused on public policy advise in corporate governance, capital markets and state-owned enterprises. Mr. Isaksson serves on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia University and is already a Senior Visiting Fellow at the SCCL. He is a founding Director of the Swedish Corporate Governance Forum and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Corporate Governance Network.

Erik Lidman is an associate Professor of corporate law and has held positions at Gothenburg University and the Stockholm School of Economics. He has written extensively in the areas of corporate governance, company law and stock market regulation, and have consulted for organisations such as the OECD, the World Bank and the Swedish Corporate Governance Board. He is an editor of the Nordic Journal of Corporate Law and a co-manager for the Corporate Governance Forum. He is also a rapporteur to the Securities Council, one of Sweden’s representatives in the ESMA Takeover Bids Network, and the secretary to the Nasdaq Stockholm Disciplinary Committee.