Troels Michael
Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-1.115

Troels Lilja's research primarily focuses on Company Law/Corporate Law and his research concerns areas such as partnerships, limited companies and international company law. He is also interested in Law from a more theoretical perspective, and researches within Legal Method, especially regarding judgements as a source of Law.

Primary research areas
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Legal Method
  • Insolvency Law


Administrative tasks
  • Chairman of the board in JurForsk – The Danish Legal Research Education Programme
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Company Law, BSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law
  • Partnerships and Limited Partnerships, MSc in Business Economics and Auditing and MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law
  • Public and Private Limited Companies, MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law
  • Business Law 1, MSc in Business Economics and Auditing
  • Business Law 2, MSc in Business Economics and Auditing


  • Project 1 and 2
  • Bachelor projects
  • Master theses
  • PhD fellows


Other teaching activities
  • European Company Law, Riga Graduate School of Law.
  • Company Law, JUC Business Law Network
Selected publications
  • »Entrepreneur Companies in Denmark and Germany – On the Danish IVS and the German UG (haftungsbeschränkt)«, in Holger Fleischer, Jesper Lau Hansen and Wolf-Georg Ringe (editors): German and Nordic Perspectives on Company Law and Capital Markets Law, Mohr Siebeck, 2015, p. 53-78.
  • »Entrepreneur Companies Abolished in Denmark and Belgium: For Very Different Reasons and with Very Different Results« in Copenhagen Business School Law Research Paper Series No. 1943, 2019.
  • »Should Submission Deadlines for Annual Reports be Harmonized?« in Copenhagen Business School Law Research Paper Series, No. 1941, 2019.
  • Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2019, Washington, DC : The World Bank 2019
  • Iværksætterselskaber, 2015 [Entrepreneur Companies].
  • Domsanalyse, 2nd Ed., 2016 [Work with Court Decisions].
  • Filialbegrebet, DJØF, 2010 [The concept of Branches].


Publications sorted by:
Søren Friis Hansen; Troels Michael Lilja / Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence : Is there a legal basis for the proposed Article 15?.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2022, 7 p. (CBS LAW Research Paper, No. 22-01)
Working paper
Troels Michael Lilja / Far Away on an Important Mission : Considerations on Branch Manager Regulation.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2021, 15 p. (CBS LAW Research Paper, No. 21-03)
Working paper > peer review
Mark Ørberg; Troels Michael Lilja / 2020 Legal Environment for Philanthropy in Europe : Country Profile Denmark.
Brussels : Philanthropy Advocacy 2020, 26 p.
Report > peer review
Troels Michael Lilja; Pernille Louise Jensen / Aktivering af udviklingsomkostninger : En redningsplanke for rentable iværksætterselskaber (IVS)?.
In: Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, Vol. 89, No. 4, 2020, p. 28-35
Journal article > peer review
Karsten Naundrup Olesen; Troels Michael Lilja / Domsanalyse
In: Skriftlig jura: Den juridiske fremstilling. . ed. /Thomas Riis; Jan Trzaskowski. København : Ex Tuto Publishing 2020, p. 279-307
Book chapter > peer review
Paul Krüger Andersen; Andri Fannar Bergþórsson; Tore Bråthen; Søren Friis Hansen; Jesper Lau Hansen; Svante Johansson; Morten Kinander; Mårten Knuts; Erik Lidman; Troels Michael Lilja; Niels Skovmand Rasmussen; Caspar Rose; Per Samuelsson; Matti J. Sillanpaa; Gustaf Sjöberg; Rolf Skog; Daniel Stattin; Therese Strand; Veikko Vahtera; Seppo Villa; Erik Werlauff / Response to the Study on Directors’ Duties and Sustainable Corporate Governance by Nordic Company Law Scholars
: SSRN: Social Science Research Network 2020, 25 p. (Nordic and European Company Law Working Paper , No. 20-12) (LSN Research Paper Series, No. 20-12)
Working paper
Søren Friis Hansen; Troels Michael Lilja / Shareholder Primacy and Property Rights Connected to Shareholding
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2020, 8 p. (CBS LAW Research Paper, No. 20-41)
Working paper
Troels Michael Lilja / The Duties and Responsibilities of the Branch Manager : What Should be Considered When designing Rules?.
In: Festskrift til Rolf Dotevall. ed. /Marie Karlsson Tuula; Annina H. Persson; Patrik Lindsko. Lund : Juristförlaget i Lund 2020, p. 425-440
Book chapter > peer review
Troels Michael Lilja / Afvikling af iværksætterselskaber : Dansk enegang i EU.
In: Selskaber: Aktuelle emner II. . ed. /Hanne Søndergaard Birkmose; Mette Neville; Karsten Engsig Sørensen. København : Djøf Forlag 2019, p. 135-160
Book chapter > peer review
Troels Michael Lilja / Aktier, aktietyper og aktiers omsættelighed
In: Egne aktier. ed. /Troels Michael Lilja. København : Karnov Group 2019, p. 57-76
Book chapter > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Syddansk University, 2018-2019, External lecturer
  • Troels Michael Lilja (ownCVR-nummer), 2018-2019, Lecture/Consultancy