Department of Business Law

Organisational unit: Department

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law


Business law is a legal discipline focused on the norms and rules that impact the business sector, both nationally in Sweden and internationally. Business law regulates companies’ operations and is an umbrella term covering the braches of law that are especially important for businesses. This covers, for example, contract law, corporate law, tax law, labour law, intellectual property law and competition law. Education in business law puts legal regulations in a corporate perspective and give students the knowledge and tools to use regulations as a strategic instrument in reaching desirable solutions to business problems. This way of working with regulations is commonly called “Law and Management”.


Business Law covers several legal areas of study, including contract law, corporate law, tax law, and labour law. What these areas of study share is an interest in how law interacts with companies, industries and society. Research conducted at the department is based on traditional legal as well as social science methodology, primarily focusing on the analysis of law, its effects and underlying societal trends. The department's research aims to contribute to the theoretical framework and understanding of legal issues within the fields of law, business administration and other social science disciplines.

Recent research outputs

Sigrid Hemels, 2021 Oct 1, In: Ars Aequi. 70, 10, p. 884-885 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sigrid Hemels, 2021 Sep 23, Het Financieele Dagblad, 225, 224, p. 29 1 p.

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