Commercial Law

Degree: PhD
University: Hanken School of Economics , Faculty: Department of Commercial Law
City: Helsinki , Country: Finland
Discipline: Law
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  • Start Date of Studies January, September
  • Admission deadline 17.5.2010 and 22.10.2010
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Hanken offers advanced research-based doctoral education to students aiming for a career requiring analytical thinking and research skills, be it in academia, the corporate world or the public sector. The studies leading to a PhD degree require four years of full-time study, of which approximately one year consists of course work. The thesis project constitutes the remaining part of the degree and is carried out under active supervision.

    Research and teaching is focused upon such law as is relevant to business. It is mainly directed to the following areas:

    * contract law and credit- and insolvency law,
    * company law, law of corporate finance and corporate governance
    * tax law with special regard to the taxation of enterprises
    * intellectual property law and market law
    * labour law

    Legal methodology in use is partly traditional, but much influenced by European law, international instruments like tax treaties and trade agreements. Comparative law methods are also used and studies of foreign law forms an important part of current research. Hereby, a special part of the research is directed towards the interaction between law and economic theory within the reserach domains.

    Hanken is a member of several Finnish Researcher Schools and is involved in active collaboration within international networks and with other universities. This guarantees the availability of a wide range of courses and other academic activities for its students.


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