Lennart Garnes

Special Counsel

Project Asst.

Lennart Garnes works with cases concerning regulatory or competition related obstacles for market access and the exercise of business activities based on EU/EEA free movement rules and secondary legislation as well as competition and state aid law. He advises both private and public clients within the above-mentioned fields of law, including representation before national public authorities and the EFTA Surveillance Authority. Having work experience from national and European public administrative bodies, he has first-hand insight into the political and legal processes where legislation is shaped, adopted and applied. Within his fields of practice, he is regularly involved in litigation.

Expertise areas

2012 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Associate | Senior Lawyer
2010 - 2012

EFTA Surveillance Authority

2007 - 2010

Ministry of Transport

Senior Advisor
2005 - 2007


2003 - 2005

Norwegian Armed Forces in Afghanistan

Military Prosecution Service and Legal advisor (major)

University of Oslo

Cand. jur.

University of Durham (UK),

Master of European and International law (LLM)

• Within the fields of EU/EEA, competition and state aid law, Garnes has contributed to a range of legal opinions, reports and papers for Norwegian ministries, other state bodies, municipalities and business advocacy organisations.