Thomas Sando

Managing Partner

Project Asst.

Thomas Sando is SANDS' Managing Partner. He is also the Head of the firm’s group for EU, EEA and competition law.

Thomas has worked with competition law since 2005,  and he assists large and medium-sized Norwegian and foreign companies in different industries, within all fields of competition law. 

Thomas also focuses on public procurement law, and he regularly advises clients in negotiations concerning different types of commercial agreements. 

Sando is rated in several international publications, e.g. in Legal 500 and Chambers Europe, where our clients describe Thomas as a lawyer who is ‘extremely service-minded and […] always responds quickly. In addition to his outstanding legal and commercial skills we should also highlight his work capacity, and his ability to make us feel like the most preferred customer.’

In 2022 Thomas is rated as a ‘Leading individual’ in EU and Competition in Legal 500.

2022 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Managing Partner
2010 - 2022

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

Associate | Senior Lawyer | Partner
2005 - 2010

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Associate | Senior Associate
2004 - 2005


Executive | Adviser

Statens landbruksforvaltning avd. Handel og Industri


King’s College London, University of London, UK

Postgraduate College Diploma in EC Competition Law with Merit,

University of Durham, UK

Master of Laws in International and European Legal Studies with Distinction

University of Oslo

Cand. jur.

Legal 500

'Leading individual’ in EU and Comptetition

Legal 500

'Leading individual’ in EU and Comptetition

Chambers Europe

“He is able to formulate and communicate his observations and recommendations in a way that is understandable and gives the basis for implementing clear actions and necessary measures.”

Legal 500

“I have worked with Thomas Sando and he has a great way of being. He is a guy that you always can count on and has been of great help to get things done.”

Chambers Europe

"Thomas Sando provides non-contentious competition support, including merger clearance advice and compliance assistance. Clients describe him as "extremely service-oriented" and highlight his "broad technical knowledge.”"