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Green Bonds

Finance for a greater good? According to BloombergNEF data, sustainable debt issuance surpassed USD 1 trillion in 2019. Green bonds continue to hold c…

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Responsible Investment

ESG investment strategies are already an integral part of many institutional investors’ and asset managers’ operations. However, the lack of commonly…

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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.
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SANDS is proud partner when NABA invites to Nordic-African Business Summit

For the 9th consecutive year, NABA – together with co-host Norfund and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are gathering 400 Nordic and African…

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One third of the world’s banks commit to Responsible Banking

130 banks and institutions representing over USD 47 trillion, in 49 countries, have voluntarily committed to self-regulation and transparency for the…

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Sustainable finance - from buzz word to new reality

Sustainability. You have most certainly heard about it and read about it in a variety of terms and contexts. ESG, corporate social responsibility, cli…

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Bank margins in Norwegian real estate financing may have reached a bottom level for now

Average margin among the largest banks in the Norwegian market is now reported to be 204 bps for a 5 year 65% LTV loan. The margin is not expected to…

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New rules make acquisition finance easier

New rules make acquisition finance easier

Proposal to ease Norwegian financial assistance regulations referred to Parliament Summary The Norwegian company legislation severely limits fina…

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ICT Norway’s new standard agreements

On 4 September, in front of a crowded Legal Technology Forum 2019, SANDS launched ICT Norway’s new standard agreements.