Professor of Commercial Law, University of Lapland
Soili Nystén-Haarala works as Professor of Commercial Law, especially Russian Commercial Law in the Faculty of Law of the University of Lapland since 2013. From August 2017 onwards she was the dean of the Faculty of Law, and as well as as a part time Professor of Legal Science at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden (2011 to 2016) . Earlier, she worked as Professor of Civil Law at the University of Eastern Finland (2004-2012). She has also worked as a visiting fellow in the Forestry Project at IIASA (International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis) in Laxenburg, Austria.
Since 2003 she has led several international and multi-disciplinary research projects funded by the Academy of Finland, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) and the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Her main field of interest is contracts in business practice, contracting on intellectual property rights and governance of megaprojects. In natural resource governance, she has done research in the Arctic focusing on forests, the oil and gas industry as well as mining.