Visiting professors and visiting lecturers

Karsten Engsig Sorensen PhD

Visiting Professor
Internal Market Law

Dr. jur. (Aarhus University, 2006)
PhD (Aalborg University, 1992)
LLM (Exerter University, 1990)
LLM (Aarhus University, 1989)

Significant Professional Experience

  • 2012 Head of PhD-programme in law, Aarhus University
  • 2005-11 Head of Department
  • 2000 Full Professor, Aarhus School of Business (now Aarhus University)
  • 2000 Visiting scholar, Cornell Law School
  • 1999 Visiting fellow, Cambridge University
  • 1994 Associate professor
  • 1991-94 Trainee solicitor/solicitor
  • 1989-91 Research Fellow, Aalborg University

Current research

  • New textbook on EU law
  • Groups of companies
  • Free movement of companies


  • Sørensen, KE (2014), Company law as a restriction to free movement – examination of the notion of ‘restriction’ using company law as the frame of reference, European Company Law, forthcoming 2014
  • Sørensen, KE & Neville, M (2014), Social Enterprises: How Should Company Law Balance Flexibility and Credibility?, European Business Organization Law Review, forthcoming 2014.
  • Sørensen, KE (2014), Branches of Companies in the EU:: Balancing the Eleventh Company Law Directive, National Company Law and the Right of Establishment, European Company and Financial Law Review, no. 1, s. 53-96.
  • Pistone, P, Szabó, DG & Sørensen, KE (2014), Mobility of Companies in the European Union: A Jigzaw of Company Law and Tax Law, Case Law and Secondary Law Falls into Place?. In AP Dourado (ed.), Movement of Persons and Tax Mobility in the EU: Changing Winds. IBFD, 135-169.
  • Olsen, BE & Sørensen, KE (2014), Strengthening the Enforcement of CSR Guidelines: Finding a New Balance between Hard Law and Soft Law, Legal Issues of Economic Integration, vol 41, nr. 1, 9-36.
  • Szabó, DG & Sørensen, KE (2013), Cross-Border Conversion of Companies in the EU: The Impact of the VALE Judgement, International and Comparative Corporate Law Journal, vol 10, no. 2, 43-59.
  • Szabó, DG & Sørensen, KE (2013), Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility in Corporate Governance Codes in the EU, European Business Law Review, nr. 6, 781-828.
  • Sørensen, KE (2013), Disqualifying Directors in the EU. In HS Birkmose, M Neville & KE Sørensen (eds), Board of Directors in European Companies: Reshaping and Harmonising Their Organisation and Duties. Kluwer Law International, Alpen aan den Rijn, p. 327-348.
  • Clausen, NJ & Sørensen, KE (2012), Reforming the Regulation of Trading Venues in the EU under the Proposed MiFID II: Levelling the Playing Field and Overcoming Market Fragmentation?, European Company and Financial Law Review, vol 9, no. 3, 275-306
  • Sørensen, K. E. (2012). Disclosing Barriers to Takeovers. In Birkmose, H. S., Neville, M., & Sørensen, K. E. (rds.), The European Financial Market in Transition (p. 69-87). Netherlands: Kluwer International Law.
  • Sørensen, K. E. (2011). Reconciling Secondary Legislation and the Treaty Rights of Free movement. European Law Review, (3), 339-361.
  • Sørensen, K. E. (2010). Duty of loyalty for shareholders – a possible remedy for conflicts in SMEs. In Neville, M., & Sørensen, K. E. (red.), Company law and SMEs (p. 127-170). Thomson.
  • Clausen, N. J., & Sørensen, K. E. (2009). Stock Exchange Mergers – The new Driver in the Harmonisation of Securities Market Regulation?. European Company and Financial Law Review, 29-70.
  • Elsmore, M. J., & Sørensen, K. E. (2009). Company names and company mobility in the internal market: How to balance the interests of the holders of name rights and the freedom of establishment?. European Business Law Review, 851-887.
  • Sørensen, K. E. (2009). Disclosure in EU Corporate Governance – A Remedy in Need of Adjustment?. European Business Organization Law Review, 255-283.[2]
  • Sørensen, K. E. (2006). Abuse of rights in Community Law: A Principle of substance or merely rhetoric. Common Market Law Review, 43(2), 423-459.
  • Sørensen, K. E. (2006). Does EU law resolve or create conflicts between shareholders?. In Andersen, P. K., Clausen, N. J., & Skog, R. (eds.), Shareholder conflicts (p. 265-290). Thomson.
  • Sørensen, K. E. (2005). The Danish East India Company. In Gepken-Jager, E., van Solinge, G., & Timmerman, L. (red.), VOC 1602-2002, 400 years of company law (p. 107-130). Deventer, Netherlands: Kluwer Law International.The last article, journal title, year, pages or Book title, Publisher, year, pages