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Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies

The Institute for Corporate Law, Governance, and Innovation Policies (ICGI) is a research institute connected to the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University. ICGI carries out scientific research on its own initiative and on commission by third parties and publishes, consults, and provides PhD research supervision and coaching, education, and training. The object of research is the corporation and its rules and regulations in interaction with its changing environment.


In its research, ICGI focuses primarily on the impact that far-reaching social changes have on corporations, corporate law, and governance including corporate social responsibility. This impact concerns the form, nature, structure, mission, strategy, policy, technological and organisational innovation, and the overall performance of companies: their success and (dis)continuity are thus also part of it. The impact in the opposite direction is also analysed through constructive assessment enabling the development of changes in corporate law and governance in aid of desired social developments.



ICGI seeks to offer the highest standard of professional legal education. We aim to be distinctive in our commitment to both legal research and the importance of teaching. Hence, we provide our students with academic, extracurricular and other resources that will permit them to attain the highest possible level of achievement in legal education. We also prepare them for positions of leadership and service across many areas of legal practice, business, government and community work.

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ICGI news

  • ITEM ICGI Cross-border corporate mobility CbCM featured

    Thomas Biermeyer and Marcus Meyer publish first report on corporate mobility in the EU

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    The project leaders of the ITEM/ICGI project ‘Cross-border Corporate Mobility in the EU’ present empirical findings in their first report in the project. The report will provide a general and preliminary overview of empirical findings in the topic of cross-border corporate mobility within the EU.

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  • Dag van de Limburgse commissaris

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Ook dit jaar organiseren Thuis & Partners, Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies van de Universiteit Maastricht en Delfin Executives de Dag van de Limburgse Commissaris. Een van de sprekers zal Maria van der Hoeven zijn, voormalig Minister van Economische Zaken en Toezichthouder bij o.a. RWE, het moederbedrijf van Essent.


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  • Inauguratie prof. mr.dr. Mieke Olaerts

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Op 15 september jongstleden is de academic director van ICGI, Mieke Olaerts, officieel benoemd tot hoogleraar vergelijkend en nationaal vennootschapsrecht.

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Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies