Jukka Tapio Mähönen
  • PL 4 (Yliopistonkatu 3)



  • Yliopistonkatu 3

    00014 Helsingin yliopisto


  • Finland


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

I am Professor of Cooperative Law at the University of Helsinki from the beginning of 2019 (at this moment, 20 per cent work load). I have worked at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law as Professor of Law from September 2015. Previously, I held the chair of Commercial Law law at the University of Turku Faculty of Law, being the last years the Dean of the Faculty. I hold a title of docent in law and economics at the University of Helsinki and at the University of Eastern Finland.

At the University of Oslo, I am the deputy head of the Research Group Companies, Markets, Society and the Environment (www.jus.uio.no/companies) and leader of UiO:Nordic Research Group Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models (https://www.jus.uio.no/ifp/english/research/projects/futuring-nordics/index.html). At the University of Helsinki, I teach cooperative law and corporate sustainability. At the University of Oslo, I teach mostly law and economics. I am the risk manager at the Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) project, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 program (www.uio.no/smart). 

In research and teaching, my fields of expertise are corporate and cooperative law, corporate governance, finance and securities law as well as law and economics. I have written several books and articles either alone or with colleagues on these subjects in English, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish. Now I work mainly with articles concerning sustainable business models, digitalisation and cooperativism, institutional investors, public market actors and theoretical framework on the regulatory dynamics between the public and the private.

I am member of the board of the University of Turku and member of the scientific council of the State Audit Office of Finland. Previously, I have previous been the chairman of the Audit Board of the Finnish State, vice chair of the Redemption Board of the Central Chamber of Commerce Finland as well as a member of the European Commission's advisory group on corporate governance and company law. Before my professorships, I was for a while a senior officer at the Ministry of Justice, Finland.

My goal is to deepen my understanding of and skills in business law and its role in the society.

Education information

Doctor of Law (University of Turku), 2001

Licenciate of Law (University of Turku), 1995

Master of Laws (University of California at Berkeley), 1994

Master of Science (Economics) (Turku School of Economics), 1993

Bachelor of Law (University of Turku), 1988

Education/Academic qualification

Academy of Finland Research project, Academy of Finland project eCoherence - Reconciling economic and non-economic values in a multi-polar society, Turun yliopisto

1 Sept 201331 Aug 2016

Award Date: 11 Jun 2013

Law, Professor of Civil Law, Turun yliopisto

1 Aug 200231 Aug 2015

Award Date: 1 Aug 2002

External positions

Professor, University of Oslo

1 Sept 2015 → …

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • Cooperative law
  • Corporate law
  • Law and Economics
  • Accounting law
  • Sustainability law

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.