Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson is Professor of Civil and Commercial Law at the University of Helsinki. She holds a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Oslo and has been granted the title Docent of Civil Law from the University of Helsinki. She is in charge of the InterTran Research Group for Sustainable Business and Law at the University of Helsinki. In addition she holds a part time position as Adjunct Professor at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo.
Her major subjects are European Commercial Agency Law (dissertation) and International Trade and Transport Law. She has published internationally on these topics. At present she teaches International Carriage of Goods, Nordic and European Contract Law, International Sales Law, Tort Law and International Private Law. She has previously been teaching Legal Theory and Family Law. Her teaching languages are English, Swedish and Norwegian.
Anu Bask is an Assistant Professor in Logistics at Aalto University School of Business, Department of Information and Service Economy. She serves as Director of business part of InterTran Research Group and as Director of the Kataja’s Finnish Graduate School of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Her research interests include service supply chains, supply chain relationships, modularity approach in services, sustainable service supply chain management and sustainable transport. She has published over twenty articles in international refereed journals and a number of other publications. She has also been a co-editor of a special issue of the International journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management and MarIus Periodical, and a reviewer for several international journals and conferences. Her research has been published in Service Science, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, Journal of Transport Geography, among others.
Suvi's research falls within the field of European Law. Her ongoing postdoctoral research project (funded by the Academy of Finland 2016-19) focuses on goods and studies potential concrete legal means - such as COO indications, consumer information, standardisation - for promoting overall welfare in Europe in a global age, and, in a more theoretical sense, (re-)connecting non-cosmopolitan transnational (generative) solidarity to the relationship between the European market and the Market citizen (consumer).
Suvi's prior, and also ongoing, research interests include judicial adjudication in general, in particular the preliminary reference procedure, and especially the legal reasoning of the Court of Justice. Especially how the Court's actions are, as those of any court, facilitated but also constrained by law, moreover, interpretation (both legal interpretation and scholarly (re-)interpretation of judgments) should always allow due consideration for (legal) context. The results of this research are collected in her monograph European Court of Justice Legal Reasoning in Context (Groningen: Europa Law Publishing, 2013).
Suvi Sankari is a member of the research project European Bonds: The Moral Economy of Debt, one founder-member of the newly established Nordic Network of legal empirical scholars ('No-Les-Law', funded by NOS-HS), and collaborates with InterTran Research Group for Sustainable Law and Business and a FiDiPro project on the External Dimension of European Private Law (EDEPL).
She was previously a Postdoctoral researcher of the Many Constitutions of Europe research project and worked (2011-13) in the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence 'The Foundations of European Law and Polity' 2008-2013.
Dr Lucila de Almeida joined the University of Helsinki in January 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of International Economic Law (KATTI) to carry out investigations in the research project ‘Transformation of Private Law Beyond Europe’ with focus on energy markets. She also lectures in the master programme in International Business Law, is a faculty member in the Helsinki Institute for Sustainability Science (HELSUS) and collaborator in the InterTran Research Group for Sustainable Law and Business.
Lucila wrote her PhD thesis while associate researcher in the ERC–ERPL Project on the Foundations of European Private Law at European University Institute (EUI), where she developed the theory on the private law sphere of EU Energy Law. Besides the ERC Grant, Lucila had been a research assistant in projects funded by the Inter-American Development Bank and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. She has been a member of Editorial Boards of Oxford’s two legal journals—the European Journal of International Law and the International Journal of Constitutional Law—as well as Managing Editor of the European Journal of Legal Studies. She is the author of the entry for “Brazil” in the Encyclopaedia of International Laws on Energy Law (forthcoming in 2018, Kluwer International Law), and co-editor of the book “Sustainable Consumption: The Right to a Healthy Environment” (forthcoming 2018, Springer).
Dr Emilia Korkea-aho is Academy Research Fellow and Docent in EU law. Her main areas of expertise cover European Union law, especially administrative law, institutional policy-making, environmental law and governance. Her work combines a socio-legal perspective with the doctrinal analysis of legal norms.
Dr Korkea-aho’s current Academy of Finland funded project “The Lobbyist: A Socio-Legal Inquiry of Interest Representation in the EU” (2016–2021) engages with EU lobbying studies from a legal perspective. This socio-legally oriented project aims to identify and investigate the normative frameworks (legal, political, and constitutional) within which the lobbyist operates. These frameworks increase our understanding of the identity of a lobbyist and the proper place of the lobbyist in the democratic decision-making process.
Dr Korkea-aho is also Principal Investigator of the EU funded Jean Monnet Network “European Network on Soft Law Research” (SoLaR). The three-year project will look into the reception and impact of EU soft law in selected Member States. The project website can be found at: https://www.solar-network.eu
Her recently completed research project “The Politics of Super Laws: How third country actors shape the emergence and development of EU law” (2013–2016) dealt with the role that the US, China and Japan have in the evolution of EU chemicals law and policy REACH. This work continues as part of the current larger inquiry into the forms of interest representation in the EU.
She has held research fellowships at the European University Institute (2014–2015 and 2007), Columbia Law School (2010), and University College London (2008–2009).
I am a Senior Lecturer in Civil Law and Commercial Law and the director of the International Business Law Master's Degree Programme. I teach contract law and commercial law as well as law and economics.
I have published three academic monographs (Osakassopimuksen tavoitteet ja voimassaolon hallinta (2008), Yhdenvertaisuus osakeyhtiössä (2012) and Osakkeen lunastaminen. Osakeyhtiö- ja sopimusoikeudellinen tutkimus (2015)) and altogether 20 peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals. In addition I have dozens of other publications such as two text books on company law (Johdatus osakeyhtiöoikeuteen (2011) and Osakeyhtiöikeuden oppikirja (2017)).
I am currently the main editor of an academic journal (Liikejuridiikka), a member in numerous international research projects and networks and, furthermore, an academic mentor for dozens of LL.M. and post graduate students. I have acted twice as an opponent in a doctoral defense. In 2016–2017 I held the position of vice-dean (teaching matters) at the Faculty of Law.
As for research work, I am concentrating at the moment on international cooperative law research and the title of my project is "The Sturcture of Cooperative Ownership and Control".
Mervi Rajahonka, D. Sc. (Econ) is a Researcher at the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences XAMK and Aalto. She earned her doctoral degree in Logistics from the Department of Information and Service Economy at the Aalto University School of Business. She also holds a Master’s degree in Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology and a Master’s degree in Law from Helsinki University. She serves as postdoctoral researcher in InterTran Research Group. Her research interests include sustainable logistics and supply chain management, service modularity, business models, digitalization, and service innovation. Her research has been published in a number of international refereed journals in the areas of logistics, services, and operations management, among others, Technology Innovation Management Review, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, and International Journal of Logistics Management.
Doctoral candidate, University of Helsinki
Emilie (Master of Laws 2011, University of Helsinki) is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Helsinki where she is currently working on a PhD on emissions trading at the intersection of climate law and financial markets regulation and the legal architecture of EU’s carbon market. Prior to joining the University of Helsinki in February 2017 she worked several years with innovative climate finance initiatives and emissions trading. Emilie has e.g. worked as legal counsel for the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation’s carbon funds and as legal adviser at the Finnish Energy Authority responsible for the implementation of the European emissions trading scheme in Finland. Emilie is one of the authors of the report “Sectoral expansion of the EU ETS- A Nordic perspective on barriers and solutions to include new sectors in the EU ETS with special focus on road transport” financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Research Assistant, University of Helsinki
Aalto University School of Business
University of Helsinki
Lena Sisula-Tulokas is a Professor in Civil Law at the Department of Private Law at the University of Helsinki (1998-). She is currently a Docent in Commercial Law at the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration (1994-) and is the Leader of the InterTran research group (University of Helsinki and Aalto University) financed by the Academy of Finland.
Her major subjects are Transport Law (e.g. dissertation), Tort Law, Contract Law and European harmonization of Civil Law.
Legal Counsel, Krogerus
Average Adjuster in Finland
Partner at Borenius Attorneys Ltd
Postdoctoral Researcher, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK) and Aalto University School of Business
Professor of Civil and Commercial Law, University of Helsinki
Assistant Professor, Logistics, Department of Information and Service Economy, Aalto University