Beate Sjafjell


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Beate Sjåfjell is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo in Norway, and defended her thesis ‘Rules, Values & Takeovers’ for the degree of dr. juris in May 2008. The thesis has been published, in a revised and expanded version, 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 here.

Beate's field of interest includes European company and securities law, law and economics, environmental law, labour law and human rights.

Beate has previously written a (Norwegian) monograph on the civil procedural rules concerning cases with foreign law in Norwegian courts, and has presented several papers on the Takeover Directive and European company law:
• ‘The Golden Mean or a Dead End? The Takeover Directive in a Shareholder v. Stakeholder Perspective’ at the CECL conference in Leiden in September 2005 ( under Conferences); published in European Company Law in Accelerated Progress, Steef M Bartman (ed), Kluwer Law International, 2006.
• ‘Political Path-dependency in Practice: The Takeover Directive’ at the CCLS/ERA conference in London in October 2006 ( under Previous Conferences); forthcoming in Yearbook of European Law, 2008.
• ‘Internalising Externalities in EU Law: Why neither corporate governance nor corporate social responsibility provides the answers’ at the conference ‘Transnational Corporate Responsibility for the 21st Century’ in April 2008 at the George Washington University Law School. The conference was jointly organised by the George Washington International Law Review and the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo.

Beate Sjåfjell is the Norwegian country reporter for the legal periodical European Company Law, Kluwer Law International (see under Journal ECL).

Beate Sjåfjell's papers/articles are available on

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