18/05/2017

Gustaf Möller receives honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki

To celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence, the University of Helsinki arranges three conferment ceremonies during spring 2017. Of counsel, Justice Gustaf Möller will be conferred as an honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Law. 

Gustaf Möller works as an international arbitrator and adviser in demanding legal proceedings. He is one of the leading arbitrators in the Nordics, and has served as Justice of the Supreme Court of Finland, chairman of the board for the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce as well as member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. 

"On behalf of the entire firm, I would like to congratulate Gustaf for this acknowledgement", comments Krogerus' managing partner Juha Pekka Katainen. "Gustaf is a leading arbitrator with an exceptional international career. His enthusiasm and passion towards his work is an inspiration to us all, especially to our dispute resolution team. We are very honoured to have him as a colleague."

The Faculty of Law will confer honorary doctorates on: 
Anne Orford, professor of international law; 
Gustaf Möller, Justice of the Supreme Court;
Hans-W. Micklitz, professor of European private and consumer law; 
Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland; 
Tiina Astola, Director General from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Justice & Consumers; and 
Ulf Bernitz, professor of European law.

The tradition of doctoral conferment ceremonies at the University of Helsinki's Faculty of Law began in 1660 when the Royal Academy of Turku conferred doctorates on two scholars. As the conferment tradition has not continued uninterrupted, the Faculty of Law is now organising its tenth solemn doctoral conferment ceremony.

For more information on the honorary doctorates, please visit the University of Helsinki website (in English).

For more information on the conferment ceremony, please visit the Faculty of Law website (in Finnish).