Alf Johan Knag


Project Asst.

Alf Johan Knag is Head of SANDS’ Construction, Infrastructure and PPP teams. He is ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as an expert within Construction law.

Knag is a specialist in contract law for the construction business and represents several of the industry’s most important parties. He assists his clients with risk analysis, project planning, preparation of construction models and contracts. Knag also advises throughout the projecting and implementation phases, and assists during final settlements, as well as with arbitration and mediation, and procedure before the Courts. Knag is also experienced within property development, purchase/sale, planning and construction law, contact with public authorities, and political decision processes. Knag has long and extensive experience as a litigator within his areas of expertise.

Knag has extensive experience as a course leader and lecturer for the construction industry. For many years, he has been responsible for several annual courses on Norwegian standard agreements and contractual models for trade organizations and others. He also developed SANDS’ Project Management School, intended for leaders within the construction industry. Knag also participated in the establishment of the Constructor’s Association in Bergen, and was the leader of the Association during its first 10 years.

Knag is a lecturer at the Center for Continuing Legal Education’s mandatory Bar Exam courses on the topics “Procedural technique in civil cases” and “Examination of parties and witnesses”. He also holds specialist courses on procedural techniques and rhetoric on a regular basis.

Knag has previously worked at DLA Piper and Oslo Municipality. He is certified as a mediator by the Norwegian Bar Association and has been appointed to the fixed arbitration committees of Gulating Court of Appeal and the District Courts of Bergen and Sunnhordland.

2005 – 2008

NHH Campus Oslo

Examiner in Laws
2015 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Board member
2009 –

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

2007 –

Lawyers' Education Center

Permanent course leader in procedure technique
2003 –

Contractors Association - Building and Construction EBA

Permanent course leader in construction law | Construction
2002 – 2008

Advokatfirma DLA Piper

Senior Associate | Senior Lawyer
2000 – 2002

Føyen Advokatfirma DA

Senior Associate
1999 – 2000

Advokatfirma Danielsen & Co

1998 – 1999

Oslo kommune

Legal consultant

University of Oslo

Cand. Jur.

University of Bergen

Special subject in Building and Construction Law