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Janne Ruohonen

Associate Professor (tenure track), Professor of Business Law

About me

Dr. Janne Ruohonen is Associate Professor of Business Law (tenure track) and Director of Master's Program on Auditing. He is Adjunct Professor (docent) in company law at the University of Turku. Dr. Ruohonen's research interest is focused on business law, especially company law and audit law. He is specialised in company directors, municipally owned companies (MOCs) and sustainability reporting of companies (EU). His doctoral thesis dealt with limited liability company's profit distribution and solvency test. He has also written articles about companies' auditing. Ruohonen also actively gives lectures about business law (in English / in Finnish). He's a member of editorial board of European Company Case Law (ECCL). He is member of Law and Tax Committee of Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2015-).


Director of Master's Program on Auditing.

Fields of expertise

Company law, company directors, audit law, MOCs.

Main positions of trust

Leader of research projects: Creditor protection project (Prime Minister's Office, 2019-) and Munical companies (The Foundation for Municipal Development, 2022-), Expertize of the board of listed company (Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion, 2022-), Sustainability Reporting of Companies (Foundation for Economic Education, 2023-)

Chairman of Supervisory Board (OP Bank Tampere), Chairman of Board (Sisä-Suomen OP-liitto / Bank Union of Inner-Finland)

Research fields

Business law


Leader of the creditor protection project (funded by Prime Minister's Office), 2019-2020

Research career

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