Beate Sjåfjell

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Background

Beate Sjåfjell completed her law degree in 1999, and has previously worked as the head of the Norwegian Consumer Council, division Telemark. Beate wrote her doctoral thesis in European company law during her research fellowship at the Centre for European Law. The thesis has been published, in an expanded and revised form, under the title 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 at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1356542. Beate worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Private Law from August 2008, with a research project concerning the involvement of employees in the decision-making processes of companies, and was employed as an Associate Professor from January 2010. From June 2011 she is Professor at our department, with company law as her main area.

Special fields

Research interest: The regulation of Norwegian and transnational companies; Norwegian and European company and securities law, EU/EEA law, labour law, environmental law and law and economics.

Research projects

Beate is involved in several of the externally funded research projects of the research group Companies, Market, Society and the Environment, as the overview of research projects show. The largest projects are Sustainable Companies (2010-2014), funded by The Norwegian Research Council under the programme Environment2015 (Miljø2015), and Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) (2016-2020), funded by the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, under the programme INT-4-2015 ‘Europe as a Global Actor: in search of greater policy coherence for development’.

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Publications

  • Sjåfjell, Beate (2016). Sustainable public procurement as a driver for sustainable companies? The interface between company law and public procurement law, In  Sustainable Public Procurement under EU Law. New Perspectives on the State as Stakeholder.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107129641.  Chapter 9.  s 182 - 205
  • Sjåfjell, Beate & Halvorssen, Anita M. (2016). The Legal Status of Oil and Gas Exploitation in the Arctic: The Case of Norway. Oil, Gas and Energy Law.  ISSN 1875-418X.
  • Sjåfjell, Beate & Wiesbrock, Anja (2016). Why should public procurement be about sustainability?, In  Sustainable Public Procurement under EU Law. New Perspectives on the State as Stakeholder.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107129641.  Chapter 1.  s 1 - 22
  • Wiesbrock, Anja & Sjåfjell, Beate (2016). Public procurement’s potential for sustainability, In  Sustainable Public Procurement under EU Law. New Perspectives on the State as Stakeholder.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107129641.  Chapter 11.  s 230 - 242
  • Anker-Sørensen, Linn & Sjåfjell, Beate (2015). Vår europeiske selskapsrett, 2. utgave. Selskapsrettstidsskriftet. Tidsskriftet for selskaper, markeder, samfunn og miljø.  ISSN 2387-337X.
  • Richardson, Benjamin J. & Sjåfjell, Beate (2015). Capitalism, the Sustainability Crisis and the Limitations of Current Business Governance, In  Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-1-107-04327-5.  Chapter 1.  s 1 - 34
  • Sjåfjell, Beate (2015). Corporate governance for sustainability. The necessary reform of EU company law, In  The Greening of European Business under EU Law. Taking Article 11 TFEU Seriously.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-801956-0.  Chapter 6.
  • Sjåfjell, Beate (2015). Gender Diversity in the Board Room & Its Impacts: Is the Example of Norway a Way Forward?. Deakin Law Review.  ISSN 1321-3660.  20(1), s 25- 51
  • Sjåfjell, Beate (2015). The Legal Significance of Article 11 TFEU for EU Institutions and Member States, In  The Greening of European Business under EU Law. Taking Article 11 TFEU Seriously.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-801956-0.  Chapter 4.
  • Sjåfjell, Beate; Johnston, Andrew; Anker-Sørensen, Linn Cecilie; Millon, David & Richardson, Bejamin (2015). Shareholder Primacy: the Main Barrier to Sustainable Companies, In  Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-1-107-04327-5.  Chapter 3.  s 79 - 147
  • Sjåfjell, Beate & Richardson, Benjamin J. (2015). The Future for Company Law and Sustainability, In  Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-1-107-04327-5.  Chapter 8.  s 312 - 340
  • Wiesbrock, Anja & Sjåfjell, Beate (2015). The Jigsaw Puzzle of Sustainability, In  The Greening of European Business under EU Law. Taking Article 11 TFEU Seriously.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-801956-0.  Chapter 10.
  • Wiesbrock, Anja & Sjåfjell, Beate (2015). The importance of Article 11 TFEU for regulating business in the EU: Securing the very basis of our existence, In  The Greening of European Business under EU Law. Taking Article 11 TFEU Seriously.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-801956-0.  Chapter 1.
  • Anker-Sørensen, Linn Cecilie & Sjåfjell, Beate (2014). Vår europeiske selskapsrett . Selskapsrettstidsskriftet. Tidsskriftet for selskaper, markeder, samfunn og miljø.  ISSN 2387-337X.
  • Sjåfjell, Beate (2014). Sustainable Companies: Possibilities and Barriers in Norwegian Company Law . International and comparative corporate law journal.  ISSN 1388-7084.
  • Sjåfjell, Beate & Mähönen, Jukka (2014). Upgrading the Nordic Corporate Governance Model for Sustainable Companies . European Company Law.  ISSN 1572-4999.  11(2), s 58- 62
  • Sjåfjell, Beate & Anker-Sørensen, Linn Cecilie (2013). Directors’ Duties and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) , In  Boards of directors in European companies – reshaping and harmonising their organisation and duties.  Kluwer Law International.  ISBN 9789041141415.  Chapter 7.
  • Sjåfjell, Beate & Anker-Sørensen, Linn Cecilie (2013). Directors duties' and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Social Science Research Network.  ISSN 1556-5068.
  • Sjåfjell, Beate & Kjelland, Cecilie (2013). Norway : corporate governance on the outskirts of the EU , In  Comparative corporate governance : a functional and international analysis.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-1-107-02511-0.  Chapter 16.  s 702 - 752
  • Sjåfjell, Beate (2012). Quo vadis, Europe? The significance of sustainable development as objective, principle and rule of EU law, In  Non-State Actors, Soft Law and Protective Regimes: From the Margins.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-1-107-02185-3.  12.  s 254 - 280
  • Sjåfjell, Beate (2012). Regulating Companies as If the World Matters: Reflections from the Ongoing Sustainable Companies Project . Wake Forest Law Review.  ISSN 0043-003X.  47(1), s 113- 134
  • Sjåfjell, Beate (2012). Regulating Companies as if the World Matters: Reflections from the ongoing "Sustainable Companies" project, In  European company law and the Sustainable Company: a stakeholder approach.  ETUI aisbl.  ISBN 978-2-87452-277-2.  Chapter 13.  s 263 - 285
  • Kjelland, Cecilie; Sjåfjell, Beate & by teigen, anders (2011). Report from Norway: Corporate Governance and Simplification. European Company Law.  ISSN 1572-4999.

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