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The power to change lives

SANDS plays an active role in the development of an African market and we have gradually established strong relations to several businesses on this ex…


SANDS advises ING and other international banks on a US$100,000,000 Revolving Credit Facility

SANDS has acted as Norwegian legal counsel to ING Capital LLC as Agent for a syndicate of lenders in a $100,000,000 refinancing of Teekay Offshore Par…

We want to create a law firm where professional quality, focus on the clients and job satisfaction trump everything.
Ernst Ravnaas, managing partner at SANDS, is convinced long work days with enormous requirements to billable hours do not necessarily lead to the highest quality of work. We want energetic employees with clear and rested minds. Our clients gain from that, he says in this interview.

Full victory in alleged illegal fishing lawsuit

SANDS has assisted the Latvian company Arctic Fishing following the arrest of the vessel «Juras Vilkas» and seizure of the catch due to alleged illega…


Legal 500 Europe 2019

The Legal 500 law firm rankings for 2019 have been published today. We are delighted to be ranked as one of Norway’s leading firms in 15 of 18 categor…


The most environmentally friendly shuttle tankers ever built

SANDS has acted as Norwegian legal counsel to Macquarie Bank as ECA agent and ABN Amro Capital LLC as Agent for lenders of a US $414 million long-term…


New proposal to liberalise the strict Norwegian financial assistance regulations

The Norwegian Limited Companies Act (the “Act”) severely limits the possibility a target company has to provide financial assistance in connection wit…

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Chambers Europe 2019

SANDS is ranked in 10 practice areas by Chambers Europe for 2019 and 17 of our partners are individually ranked.

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Personal injury in the event of leisure accident, legal clarification

15 February 2019, the Norwegian Supreme Court delivered its judgment on a case in which the question was whether a business that offered RIB tours (ri…