Prof. Beate Sjåfjell

Beate SjåfjellBeate Sjåfjell is Professor Dr. Juris at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law. Her fields of interest include company and financial market law, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, EU law, environmental law and law and economics.

Beate is head of the Faculty’s Research Group Companies, Markets, Society and the Environment (, the Faculty’s European Law Network and the international network Sustainable Market Actors ( under Networks). Beate is involved in several research projects, and she is coordinator of the international research projects Sustainable Companies project (2010-2014) and Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART, commencing in 2016) ( under Projects).

In addition to her monograph, Towards a Sustainable European Company Law (Kluwer Law International, 2009) and the edited volumes The Greening of European Business Under EU Law: Taking Article 11 TFEU Seriously (Routledge, 2015, co-editor Anja Wiesbrock), Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities (Cambridge University Press, 2015, co-editor: Benjamin Richardson) and Sustainable Public Procurement under EU Law: New Perspectives on the State as Stakeholder (Cambridge University Press, 2016, forthcoming end of 2015, co-editor Anja Wiesbrock), Beate has published a number of papers on EU company law and the integration of sustainable development. Many of her papers are available at