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SANDS’ internationally renowned Energy, Shipping & Offshore Department is a modern project advisor in an international industry. Our core team of Norwegian and English lawyers has extensive international experience, as well as industrial experience from management positions in energy, oil service and shipping companies, which gives our advice unique quality and depth. They are supported by a team of experienced partners in adjacent practice areas such as transactions, banking/finance and employment law. We offer modern, seasoned and cost-effective project advice regardless of jurisdiction and geography.

How we work

Our core team

The areas in which we provide assistance include:

Energy, shipping and offshore are Norway’s past, present and future. Individually and together these sectors constitute SANDS’ core industries.

“A historic chance arose to create something new in this sector that would have been difficult just a decade ago. We have seized that opportunity,” says the leader for Energy, Shipping & Offshore at SANDS, Lars Berge Andersen.
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Container ship in quiet waters, cloudy sky photo

Bareboat registration in and out of the Norwegian ship registries

In a consultation paper dated 5 December 2017 the Norwegian Government is proposing to open up for the bareboat registration of vessels in and out of…

World’s first ocean based fish farm unit
Three ships drag a fish farm unit out into the open sea photo

World’s first ocean based fish farm unit

The first ocean based fish farm unit ever constructed was delivered in September 2017 by a Chinese shipyard to a Norwegian company and offloaded for o…

Welcome to SANDS

We strengthen our shipping and offshore team

The Norwegian national financial newspaper, Finansavisen, devoted a 2-page spread today to an article about SANDS focus and achievement in further str…

Time Charters - Remedies available to a shipowner where the time charterer redelivers the ship early

Recently we have seen several early redeliveries. In difficult market conditions this is not a surprising development as it will be beneficial for a c…

Oil & energy: New model sale and purchase agreement

The Norwegian Oil & Gas Association initiated a project early last year aiming at revising the model agreement for sale and purchase of exploration li…

Contact us

Partners

Lars Berge Andersen
Lars Berge Andersen
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 31
M: +47 908 79 896
Per Ragnar Bronken
Per Ragnar Bronken
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 28
M: +47 480 16 528
Marit  E. Kirkhusmo
Marit E. Kirkhusmo
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 44
M: +47 995 23 534
Kjersti Holum Karlstrøm
Kjersti Holum Karlstrøm
Partner
Tromsø
T: +47 77 61 78 11
M: +47 977 43 248
Guy  Leonard
Guy Leonard
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 41
M: +47 977 35 003
Alf Øystein  Skudal
Alf Øystein Skudal
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 65
M: + 47 450 23 927
Oddbjørn Slinning
Oddbjørn Slinning
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 54
M: +47 481 21 650
Lars Tormodsgard
Lars Tormodsgard
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 63
M: +47 480 16 563
Sverre S. Tysland
Sverre S. Tysland
Partner
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 46 81
M: +47 908 33 323

Team

Lawyers

Eivind  Aarnes Nilsen
Eivind Aarnes Nilsen
Senior Lawyer
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 32
M: +47 960 49 444
Cecilie  Hjorth
Cecilie Hjorth
Senior Associate (Leave of absence)
Ålesund
T: +47 70 10 75 50
M: +47 922 52 609
Bjørn S. Holmesland
Bjørn S. Holmesland
Special Counsel
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 45 90
M: +47 480 16 590
Raja  Sukhdeo
Raja Sukhdeo
Senior Lawyer/Solicitor
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 46 15
M: +47 944 88 040

Associates

Ingvild  Nordtveit
Ingvild Nordtveit
Associate
Oslo
T: +47 22 81 46 79
M: +47 920 19 739