Lennart Garnes

Senior Lawyer

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Garnes is an expert in the fields of EU/EEA competition and state aid law. In addition he has heavy experience fromnational public administrative law. In particular, he works on cases concerning regulatory or competition related obstacles for market access and the exercise of business activities (based on EU/EEA free movement rules,secondary legislation and competition law) as well as state aid issues for private and public clients. With experience from national and European administrative bodies, he has first-hand insight into the political and legal processes of which legislation is adopted and applied. Garnes assists in processes towards, national authorities, the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the European Commission. Within his fields of practice, he is regularly involved in litigation processes.

At SANDS Garnes has been working with several highly principal cases concerning port access and the pricing of port services. Together with his earlier experiences from the transport area, he has gained particular knowledge in issues concerning access to and pricing of infrastructure and transport markets.

Before Garnes joined SANDS he worked for the Internal Market Affairs Directorate of the EFTA Surveillance Authority. Prior to that he was a senior advisor at the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and advisor at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. He served his compulsory military service at the military prosecution service and was deployed as a legal advisor (with the rank of major) to the Norwegian forces in Afghanistan.

2012 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Associate | Senior Lawyer
2010 - 2012

EFTA Surveillance Authority

Officer
2007 - 2010

Ministry of Transport

Senior Advisor
2005 - 2007

Vegdirektoratet

Advisor
2003 - 2005

Norwegian Armed Forces in Afghanistan

Military Prosecution Service and Legal advisor (major)
2003

University of Oslo

Cand. jur.
2003

University of Durham (UK),

Master of European and International law (LLM)

• Within the fields of EU/EEA, competition and state aid law, Garnes has contributed to a range of legal opinions, reports and papers for Norwegian ministries, other state bodies, municipalities and business advocacy organisations.