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Beate Sjåfjell

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Phone +47-22859381
Mobile phone +47-95931283
Fax +47-22859720
Visiting address St. Olavs gate 23 0166 Oslo
Postal address Department of Private Law PB 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo Norway

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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 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 the project leader for the research project Sustainable Companies. The general objective of the project 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 2013, as part of the research programme Environment2015 (Miljø2015).



Published Jul 31, 2008 11:20 AM - Last modified Oct 1, 2012 03:32 PM