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Michael Hellner

About me


  • Born 1966
  • LL.M. 1993 (Uppsala)
  • Zertifikat über Europäische Studien 1994 (Saarbrücken)
  • LL.D. 2000 (Uppsala)
  • Special Adviser in Private International Law, Swedish Ministry of Justice 2000-2001, 2003-2005
  • Associate Professor in EU Law, Riga Graduate School of Law 2001-2003
  • Associate Professor in Private International Law, Uppsala University 2006-2012
  • Professor in Private International Law, Stockholm University 2012-

Teaching activities

Throughout the years I have taught private international law, EU law and competition law - as of late mainly private international law.

Presently I teach private international law at the bachelor's level and on the advanced courses Family Law Across Borders and Internationell förmögenhetsrätt [the private international law of obligations] at the advanced level. I am course director for the latter.


My research spans over the entire field of private international law with some minor excursions into constitutional EU law. After defending my dissertation in 2000 my research has been characterised by my work representing Sweden in negotiations in the EU and the Hague Conference for Private International Law. My focus has been on the analysis and evaluation of the legal acts I participated in negotiating.

Academic missions of trust

  • Education Committee, Faculty of Law 2021-
  • Preparatory Research Committee Human Sciences 2018-2021
  • Head of Department, Department of Law 2015-2018
  • Deputy Head of Department, Department of Law 2015
  • Research Committee, Faculty of Law 2012-2015