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Our firm

SANDS is one of Norway’s leading law firms. We have shortened our name from Steenstrup Stordrange to “SANDS” (Steenstrup AND Stordrange – S AND S). It is shorter, more modern and more international than our previous name, in line with a continuously growing digital communication landscape. SANDS is easy to remember and has quickly gotten familiar on the market – both by our clients and potential new colleagues. We keep growing and SANDS is constantly leaving new and important footprints in the Norwegian and the international industry.

As a quickly growing law firm, we are always looking for new talents and experienced lawyers – lawyers who are future-oriented, assertive and who share our ambitions, values and who want to become a part of our modern company culture.

A few facts about SANDS:

  • A full-service business law firm with offices in Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger, Ålesund, Tromsø and Tønsberg. We are one firm, owned by a national partnership, which gives our clients a local contact point combined with seamless access to the entire firm’s collective competence and experience.
  • SANDS is the fastest-growing law firm in Norway.
  • In both 2018 and 2019, SANDS was nominated to the prestigious award “Law Firm of the Year: The Nordics”. The award is awarded by the UK’s leading legal periodical and industry website; The Lawyer.
  • Won the award “Achievement of the Year” in Finansavisen’s legal ranking of 2018.
  • Has climbed significantly over the last few years in international legal reviews of mergers and acquisitions.
  • We have approx. 300 cases in court annually and have 14 lawyers admitted to the Supreme Court.
  • We are among the most sought-after law firms for law students, pursuant to the two top rankings.
  • International projects. We assist our clients with international projects regardless of jurisdiction, especially in Asia and Africa through our “China Desk” and “Africa Desk”. We collaborate with legal law firms on all continents.

Contact us


Morten Brandhaug
Morten Brandhaug
T: +47 73 99 27 14
M: +47 415 12 414
Ernst Ravnaas
Ernst Ravnaas
Managing Partner
T: +47 22 81 45 30
M: +47 915 80 918

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