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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a Senior Lecturer in Civil Law and Commercial Law and the director of the International Business Law Master's Degree Programme. I teach contract law and commercial law as well as law and economics.


I have published three academic monographs (Osakassopimuksen tavoitteet ja voimassaolon hallinta (2008), Yhdenvertaisuus osakeyhtiössä (2012) and Osakkeen lunastaminen. Osakeyhtiö- ja sopimusoikeudellinen tutkimus (2015)) and altogether 20 peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals. In addition I have dozens of other publications such as two text books on company law (Johdatus osakeyhtiöoikeuteen (2011) and Osakeyhtiöikeuden oppikirja (2017)).


I am currently the main editor of an academic journal (Liikejuridiikka), a member in numerous international research projects and networks and, furthermore, an academic mentor for dozens of LL.M. and post graduate students. I have acted twice as an opponent in a doctoral defense. In 2016–2017 I held the position of vice-dean (teaching matters) at the Faculty of Law.


As for research work, I am concentrating at the moment on international cooperative law research and the title of my project is "The Sturcture of Cooperative Ownership and Control".


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International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2007 2019

Protecting minority investors and compensating their losses in Finland

Pönkä, I. H. V., Jan 2019, Global Securities Litigation and Enforcement. Conac, P-H. & Gelter, M. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 303-330 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Interpretation of Contracts, Finland

Pönkä, I. H. V., Norros, O. I. & Mäenpää, K. M. E., Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) The Interpretation of Commercial Contracts in European Private Law. Baaij, J., Cabrelli, D. & Macgregor, L. (eds.). Intersentia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Kansainvälisen osuuskuntaoikeudellisen tutkimuksen nykytila ja tulevaisuus

Pönkä, I. H. V., 2018, In : Liikejuridiikka. 1/2018, p. 66-91 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Study on the Law Applicable to Companies: Country Report for Finland

Pönkä, I. H. V. & Sillanpää, M., 2018, (Accepted/In press) The Private International Law of Companies in Europe. Gerner-Beuerle, C., Mucciarelli, F., Schuster, E-P. & Siems, M. (eds.). C.H. Beck- Hart- Nomos

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

The Current Status and Future Prospects of International Cooperative Law Research

Pönkä, I. H. V., Jul 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : International and Comparative Corporate Law Journal. 2018, 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2006 2019

Keskuskauppakamarin lunastuslautakunta (External organisation)

Ville Pönkä (Board member)
1 Jan 201931 Dec 2021

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

Defensor legis : Suomen asianajajaliiton äänenkannattaja. (Journal)

Ville Pönkä (Reviewer)
17 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Panu Ståhlberg: Sallittu riski säätiössä – tutkimus hallituksen huolellisuusvelvollisuudesta ja vahingonkorvausvastuusta

Ville Pönkä (Supervisor)
4 Sep 2018 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Cambridge Handbook Symposium

Ville Pönkä (Attendee)
12 Mar 201814 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Lunastusmenettelystä yleisesti

Ville Pönkä (Speaker)
11 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation