Aquaculture and Fisheries

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SANDS is the leading legal advisor in aquaculture and fisheries. Both industries and their value chains are undergoing rapid development, and ever more reliable legal advice is needed to ensure growth and development.

SANDS’ leading position as lawyers in the field is rooted in long experience; a geographic presence along the entire coast of Norway; strong legal expertise in fisheries, aquaculture and business law; thorough knowledge of the industries’ needs and a capacity that means we always deliver top-level and effective advice.

SANDS is a national firm with a distinct regional presence and the industries’ largest players on its list of clients. Our 12 dedicated partners and lawyers are uniquely present where the industries are located along the coast – in Tromsø, Trondheim, Ålesund and Bergen – and from there they manage complex processes that lead to changes in regulations and legislation for the entire sector.

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Local presence: How SANDS Works

The services SANDS offers

Aquaculture and fisheries are storming ahead. The need is simultaneously increasing for lawyers who understand that fish neither sleep nor wait for the permits to be approved. “We know how this works because we have a presence along the entire coast and work according to the same clock as the rest of the industry – in other words, the one that ticks 24 hours a day,” says Ole-Martin Andreassen, leader of Norway’s largest and closest-at-hand law firm for fishing and aquaculture.

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Partners

Lars Selmar Alsaker
Lars Selmar Alsaker
Partner
Bergen
T: +47 55 30 10 11
M: +47 419 16 711
Ole-Martin Lund Andreassen
Ole-Martin Lund Andreassen
Partner, Dr. Juris.
Tromsø
T: +47 77 61 78 13
M: +47 480 16 513
Eirik Edvardsen
Eirik Edvardsen
Partner
Trondheim
T: +47 73 99 27 04
M: +47 480 16 504
Harald Ellefsen
Harald Ellefsen
Partner
Trondheim
T: +47 73 99 27 02
M: +47 480 16 502
Henrik Grung
Henrik Grung
Partner
Ålesund
T: +47 70 10 75 74
M: +47 924 99 840
Vidar Johnsen
Vidar Johnsen
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 77
M: +47 930 65 919
Katrine Malmer-Høvik
Katrine Malmer-Høvik
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 87
M: +47 480 16 587
Halfdan Mellbye
Halfdan Mellbye
Partner
Bergen
T: +47 55 30 10 31
M: +47 419 16 731
Olav Egil Midtgaard
Olav Egil Midtgaard
Partner
Bergen
T: +47 55 30 10 27
M: +47 419 16 727
Monica Gjerde Sperre
Monica Gjerde Sperre
Partner
Ålesund
T: +47 70 10 75 79
M: +47 971 83 266
Ulf H. Sørdal
Ulf H. Sørdal
Partner
Bergen
T: +47 55 30 10 17
M: +47 419 16 717

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Lawyers

Bjørn-Ivar  Bendiksen
Bjørn-Ivar Bendiksen
Senior Associate
Tromsø
T: +47 77 61 78 24
M: +47 412 07 490