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Dispute Boards in the Nordics 2-4 October 2019

Geir Frøholm shall participate as one of the key-note speakers in the conference Dispute Boards in the Nordics DRBF Conference & Workshops Dispute Res…

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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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.

nVent acquires Eldon Group

SANDS has acted as Norwegian counsel to the owners of Eldon Holding AB on sale of the Eldon Group to nVent Electric plc, valuing Eldon at USD 130 mill…

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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…

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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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The most environmentally friendly shuttle tankers ever built

SANDS has acted as Norwegian legal counsel to Macquarie Bank as ECA agent and ABN Amro Capital LLC as Agent for lenders of a US $414 million long-term…

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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…

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Chambers Europe 2019

SANDS is ranked in 10 practice areas by Chambers Europe for 2019 and 17 of our partners are individually ranked.

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Nominated for Nordic Law Firm of the Year 2019

We are happy to announce that SANDS, for the second year running, has been nominated for the prestigious award “Law Firm of the Year: The Nordics”. Th…

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Ylva Cornelia Axelsen - New partner at SANDS

It is with great pleasure and pride we can announce that Ylva Cornelia Axelsen has joined us as a partner of SANDS.

State visit from Mozambique

This week SANDS hosted the Norway-Mozambique Energy Business & Investment Forum in our offices. The Forum and high level oil & gas delegation was head…

NABA invites to this year’s Summit “The Blue Opportunity”

Over 500 Nordic and African representatives from the industry are gathering in Oslo when NABA for the 8th time invites to the Summit in Oslo together…

Welcome to meet serial entrepreneur, browser visionary and startup investor Jon Von Tetzchner

Norwegian-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce and SANDS warmly invite you to meet serial entrepreneur, browser visionary and startup investor Jon Von Tetzch…

WTS Global Country TP Guide

WTS global survey on TP documentation and related practical questions subsequent to numerous local OECD BEPS Action 13 implementation initiatives.

Supreme Court ruled imprisonment for insurance fraud

On 21 June 2018 the Supreme Court ruled that the sentence for insurance fraud amounting to approximately NOK 58,000 should be 21 days imprisonment.

SANDS has assisted Lavo.tv AS from early stage to Merkur Market

Lavo.tv AS is one of many tech clients of SANDS. The company develops innovative mobile solutions for the TV industry, and is currently co-operation w…

Attractive employer

In the world’s largest employer branding survey, by Universum, we won the 2018 award for having advanced most places on the list of Norway’s most attr…

Recognition for SANDS in international ranking of law firms

Today, Legal 500 published its annual ranking of law firms. We are delighted to be ranked among Norway’s leading law firms in as many as 14 out of 17…

Achievement of the Year!

Our heartfelt thanks go to our colleagues in other law firms who participated in Finansavisen’s annual review of practicing lawyers. Not only did we r…

Fjord1 listed on Oslo Stock Exchange

FJORD1 is as of 15 August 2017 listed on the main list of Oslo Børs (Oslo stock exchange). SANDS has assisted FJORD1 in the entire listing process, wh…

SANDS assists Key Management in ABAX – acquisition by INVESTCORP

As announced on 6 June 2017 the Key Management has sold its shares in ABAX to INVESTCORP.

New brand name and new graphic design

The firm is in a new phase; a phase characterized by ambitions, new ideas, energy, action and enthusiasm. We will now be more than 200 partners and e…

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…

Sverre S. Tysland new partner at SANDS

It is with great pleasure and pride we can announce that Sverre S. Tysland has joined us as a partner of SANDS.

Two new partners

It is our pleasure to announce that Jens Aas and Per Ragnar Bronken have been admitted as new partners in SANDS. This new addition to our team will fu…