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 practice areas. A number of our lawyers have been ranked and we are proud that several of the most recent additions to our staff are included in the list. This shows that our focus on selected core areas has paid off.

Legal 500’s rankings are based on interviews with business people. We at SANDS are extremely grateful for the recognition our clients have given us, and we are pleased that our growth and expertise have been noticed. 

The mentioned are: Aksel Joachim Hageler, Alf Øystein Skudal, Bjørn Stordrange, Christian Hartmann, Christian Kjellby Nesset, Erik Lind, Ernst Ravnaas, Espen Johannessen, Geir Frøholm, Henning Heitmann, Jens Aas, Jon Skjørshammer, Katrine Malmer-Høvik, Lars Berge Andersen, Marit Kirkhusmo, Morten Hugo Berger, Morten Steenstrup, Oddbjørn Slinning, Ove-Marthin Granlund, Per Ragnar Bronken, Robert Jensen, Stein Hegdal, Stig Nordal. Sverre Tysland, Terje Gulbrandsen, Thomas Sando, Tor Anthon Christiansen, Torkel Tveit, Ulf Sørdal, Vidar Johnsen

Selected quotes from the survey:


At SANDS, team head Geir Frøholm focuses on infrastructure and PPP projects; he advised Bodø Kommune on a new airport and city development. Litigator Morten Hugo Berger and Tor Anthon Christiansen, who is ‘incredibly knowledgeable’, are also names to note.


Excellent negotiator’ Jon Skjørshammer heads SANDS’ ‘brilliant’ practice, which has expanded its focus on insolvency litigation and restructuring mandates alongside bankruptcy work.


SANDS ‘has all bases covered’ thanks to ‘a competent, talented and impressive team’ led by the ‘robust and intelligent’ Morten Steenstrup.


Christian Kjellby Nesset, who ‘understands the technical issues’, heads the ‘highly professional’ department at SANDS


SANDS ‘delivers advice promptly and efficiently’ thanks to ‘an outstandingly knowledgeable team, which has a highly professional manner and strong industry experience.


SANDS provides ‘an excellent level of service.

The complete survey is available from here.