Prof. Beate Sjåfjell

Beate Sjåfjell is Professor Dr Juris at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law, and Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Faculty of Economics, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, and Professorial Research Fellow at Deakin University School of Law. Her fields of interest include company and financial market law, corporate governance and corporate sustainability, EU law, environmental law and law and economics.

Professor Sjåfjell is head of the Faculty’s Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability (, and of several international networks ( under Networks), as well of the international research project Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART, 2016–2020,, funded under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020. She has previously coordinated Sustainable Companies (2010–2014), funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Professor Sjåfjell’s publications include the 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, co-editor Anja Wiesbrock). She has also published a number of papers on EU company law and the integration of sustainable development. Many of her papers are available at