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Claes Martinson

Senior lecturer

Claes Martinson
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 1286

Room number: C419
Postal Address: Box 650, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg

Department of Law (More Information)
Box 650
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

About Claes Martinson

Docent 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 Culture

Research in progress

  • The Scandinavian Approach, Jan/06 - Jun/23
  • Exklusivitetskonflikter, Jan/03 - Jun/23
  • Femton förmögenhetsrättsliga forskningsresultat + Research Results in Private Law, Jan/15 - Jun/19

Teaching areas

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

Selected publications

Sakrätt avseende annat än egendom
Martinson, Claes
Festskrift till Torgny Håstad, Uppsala : Iustus, s. 529-569, 2010

Rättskonstruktören och borgensinstitutet
Martinson, Claes
Oikeuden Avantgarde, Juhlajulkaisu Juha Karhu (Festskrift till Juha Karhu), Talentum Media Oy, s. 177-196, 2013

Prioritet för köpare - en fråga om tradition eller princip?
Andreasson, Jens, Faber, Wolfgang, Gangopadhyay, Shubhashis, Martinson, Claes, Sjögren, Stefan
Svensk Juristtidning, :9, s. 709-748, 2015

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Sakrätt avseende annat än egendom
Claes Martinson
Festskrift till Torgny Håstad, Uppsala, Iustus, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Allt går inte att reglera
Claes Martinson
GU Journalen, Magazine article 2010
Magazine article


Studiematerial för juridisk grundkurs
Folke Grauers, Claes Martinson
Lund, Juristförlaget i Lund, Textbook 2009

En struktur över kredit- och exekutionsrätten
Claes Martinson
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Book 2009


How Swedish Lawyers Think about 'Ownership' and Transfer of Ownership - Are We Just Peculiar or Actually Ahead?
Claes Martinson
Faber/Lurger - Rules for the Transfer ov Movables. A candidate for European Harmonisation or National Reforms?, München, Sellier, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book

Funktionalismen och bättre rätt till fast egendom
Claes Martinson
SvJT, Svensk juristtidning, Journal article 2008
Journal article


En struktur över kredit-och exekutionsrätten
Claes Martinson
Göteborg, Göteborg University, Book 2006

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