Beate Sjafjell


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Beate Sjåfjell, Professor at the Department of Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo in Norway, is the author of "Towards a Sustainable European Company Law. A Normative Analysis of the Objectives of EU Law, with the Takeover Directive as a Test Case", Kluwer Law International, 2009. The first chapter is freely downloadable here. The book is based on her thesis for the degree dr. juris.

Beate's field of interest includes European company and securities law, law and economics, general EU law, environmental law and labour law. She is the project leader for the research project "Sustainable Companies", the general objective of which is to examine how to integrate the goal of sustainable development and especially its environmental dimension as a decisive factor in the minds of decision-makers in companies. The project will run from January 2010 and has financing from The Norwegian Research Council from August 2010 to the end of 2012, as part of the research programme Environment2015.

Beate has previously written a (Norwegian) monograph on the civil procedural rules concerning cases with foreign law in Norwegian courts. She has written a number of papers on the Takeover Directive, European company law and the integration of sustainable development, including "Political Path Dependency in Practice: The Takeover Directive", Yearbook of European Law (2008), volume 27, pp 387-404, and "Internalizing Externalities in EU Law: Why Neither Corporate Governance nor Corporate Social Responsibility Provides the Answers", The George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 4.

Beate Sjåfjell is the Norwegian country reporter for the legal periodical European Company Law, Kluwer Law International. Many of her articles and papers in English are available at SSRN.

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