Funds Transfer Regulation 2015/847 finally implemented in Norway

Regulation (EU) 2015/847 on information accompanying transfers of funds was implemented in Norwegian legislation with effect from 9 August 2019, more…

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Power plant project in Ukraine

SANDS by Vidar Johnsen and Ylva Cornelia Axelsen are proud to have acted as legal counsel to Norsk Solar in their first solar power plant project in U…

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.

Crowdfunding – proposal for changed regulations

What is crowdfunding? There is no definition of crowdfunding (No. Folkefinansiering) in Norwegian law, and crowdfunding exists in various forms. A…

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Today’s our 30th anniversary!

Exactly 30 years ago today, we started our history. Morten Steenstrup established the firm on a beautiful May day in 1989 and today we are celebrating…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…