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Claes Martinson

Professor

Department of
Law
Telephone
Fax
+46 31-786 44 54
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Room number
C419
Postal address
Box 650
40530 Göteborg

About Claes Martinson

Professor Claes Martinson (1964) is a teacher and researcher in law at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Martinson is a very experienced teacher and the first at the faculty to achieve the title Excellent teacher, (December 2015). He has pedagogical experiences from Australia and USA, and he is since 2004 part of the Salzburg Academy of European Private Law, teaching students from all over Europe, Canada, South Africa, Brasil etc.

Martinson’s research has primarily been in financial and insolvency law with topics as factoring, securitization, property, intellectual property and consumer credit law. His other main area of research has involved Scandinavian legal culture and the europeanisation of law. He has been published internationally, and he has been invited speaker at research seminars and conferences abroad, including Austria, Australia, India and Estonia. A few research results:

In the book Fifteen property rights research results, fifteen results on banking law are reported. The book is at the same time a presentation of what legal science research can be.

Martinson’s research in financial and insolvency law includes his thesis Credit Security in Receivables. The general conclusion of his thesis is that the legal argumentation in this area is undeveloped and that the arguments used are not valued for what they are.

In The Legal Constructivist and the Guarantee Liability Contracts (Rättskonstruktören och borgensinstitutet) Martinson shows what a lawyer can achieve by a constructive approach to law and a constructive legal method.

In the Swedish article Property Law Rights to Other Things Than Property (Sakrätt avseende annat än egendom, he deals with collisions between transactions concerning intellectual property, such as double sales and the seller’s right when the buyer goes bankrupt. Martinson claims that these collisions should be dealt with differently from collisions between transactions concerning property.

His latest and ongoing work om Finance law is in cooperation with Centre for Finance, colleagues Stefan Sjögren and Shubhashis Gangopadhyay. He is also doing work on the Nordic functional approach to legal thinking.

 

Research areas

  • Private Law
  • Property Law and Finance Law
  • Scandinavian legal approach

Research in progress

  • The Scandinavian Approach, 2006-01 - 2023-06
  • Exklusivitetskonflikter, 2003-01 - 2023-06
  • Femton förmögenhetsrättsliga forskningsresultat + Research Results in Private Law, 2015-01 - 2021-06

Teaching areas

  • Private Law
  • Property Law and Finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions Law - Private Equity Finance Law