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Claes Martinson


Claes Martinson
+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

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, Jan/06 - Jun/23
  • Exklusivitetskonflikter, Jan/03 - Jun/23
  • Femton förmögenhetsrättsliga forskningsresultat + Research Results in Private Law, Jan/15 - Jun/21

Teaching areas

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

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Blev vi nordiska jurister lämnade i sticket eller har det obemärkt runnit mycket vatten under broarna? – Bensinfallet
Claes Martinson
Pragmatism v. principfasthet i nordisk förmögenhetsrätt, red. Jan Kleineman, Vällingby, Jure, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Funktionalism och beskattning av obehörig vinst
Patrik Emblad, Claes Martinson
Skattenytt Akademisk Årsskrift 2019, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Något om behoven av att underhålla och utveckla den nordiska (funktionalistiska) rättstraditionen – Segelbåtsfallet
Claes Martinson
Lars Gorton, Lars Heuman, Annina H Persson (red.). (2019). Festskrift till Göran Millqvist., Stockholm, Jure, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book


Några påpekanden om den för civilrätten ganska centrala frågan om fordringars omsättningsbarhet
Claes Martinson
i Kleineman, J. (red.) (2018). Nordiska förmögenhetsrättsdagarna, Stockholm, Jure, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book


Some Problems in the Relationship Between Economics and Law
Jens Andreasson, Claes Martinson
in Lensink, R., Sjögren, S. & Wihlborg, C. (Eds.) (2017). Paths for Sustainable Economic Development A Festschrift for Shubhashis Gangopadhyay on his 60th birthday., University of Gothenburg, Chapman University, University of Groningen, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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