The Stockholm Centre Oxford Fellowship was established in 2011 through an academic cooperation agreement entered into between the Institute of European and Comparative Law at the University of Oxford and the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law at Stockholm University. The purpose of the agreement is to facilitate exchanges of academic staff and research fellows between the Law Faculties of the Universities of Oxford and Stockholm and generally support the interaction between members of the Stockholm and Oxford Law Faculties.

Since 2011 seven Swedish academics have been appointed as Stockholm Centre Oxford Fellows and four senior Swedish academics have been given the opportunity to spend time on sabbatical arrangements in Oxford. As part of the cooperation, the Stockholm Oxford Law Symposium has been held biennially at Christ Church, Oxford. Also during this period Professor Ulf Bernitz has continued to hold a position at the Institute as Co-ordinator for the Oxford/Stockholm Association in European Law. In addition, a number of seminars and guest lectures have taken place in Oxford and Stockholm.

The Stockholm Centre Oxford Fellowship is financially supported by Stockholm University, certain foundations linked to the university, and a group of Swedish law firms and tax advisers. The Fellowship is affiliated with Christ Church and the Stockholm Centre Fellows have since the inception of the cooperation had the benefit of participating in the academic and social community there. 

Seminar and Dinner for Law Alumni in the Nordic Regions

Professor Birke Häcker, Director of the Institute of European and Comparative Law at Oxford, is visiting Stockholm in January 2019. In connection with her visit, Mannheimer Swartling are inviting all Law alumni in the Nordic region to a seminar titled “Developments, Trends and Perspectives in European Contract Law” on Tuesday 23 January 2019 at 4.00 pm. The seminar will be followed by a buffet dinner for Nordic Law alumni, Swedish academics, members of the Oxford University Society Sweden and other specially invited guests.

The seminar will start with a presentation of the cooperation between the Oxford and Stockholm law faculties, which includes Swedish scholars appointed as Stockholm Research Fellows in Oxford and the Stockholm Oxford Law Symposium held at Christ Church. Thereafter Professor Häcker will talk about “Developments, trends and perspectives in European contract law”.

Those who would like to attend are welcome to send an email with their contact details to André Andersson (Christ Church, 1986) at Mannheimer Swartling. The full programme is here.



Former and Current Stockholm Centre Oxford Fellows:

2012-13Gustaf Sjöberg
2013-14David Langlet
2014-15Laura Carlson
2015-16Jaan Paju
2016-17Elisabeth Ahlinder
2017-18Jessica Östberg
2018-19Mark Klamberg