Banking and finance law

SANDS specialises in all key areas of banking and finance law. Our customers in the banking and finance sector include national and foreign banks, financial institutions, investment firms and business enterprises that need financing.

Our lawyers can assist you in all financing processes from preliminary work to implementation and they have a significant amount of experience in national and international projects. We also cooperate with other practices in our firm in order to provide effective and practical advice during structuring, negotiating and establishing and implementing financing solutions.

We have a large international network of professional contacts. We are an associate member of the Loan Market Association (LMA).

Our areas of expertise include these, among others:

  • Regulatory issues
  • Preparing loan agreements; syndicated and bilateral
  • Preparing and setting up sureties (securities/collateral/guarantees)
  • Acquisition financing; private companies and companies listed in the stock exchange
  • Financing for real property, ships etc. (asset financing)
  • Project financing
  • Bond loans
  • Derivatives
  • Leasing

In cooperation with our Restructuring and Insolvency Practice we have also established a team of experts who can assist in business restructuring and refinancing and deal with bad and doubtful debt. 

The lawyers in this team have solid expertise in banking, financing, insurance, company law, contract law, mortgage law, guarantee law and bankruptcy and insolvency.

Partners

Erik Myhr Nilsen
Partner
T: +47 55 30 10 28
M: +47 915 71 332
Harald Ellefsen
Partner
T: +47 73 99 27 02
M: +47 480 16 502
Henrik Grung
Partner
T: +47 70 10 75 74
M: +47 924 99 840
Hillevi Torngren Myhre
Partner
T: +47 22 81 46 68
M: +47 484 08 932
Jørn Snorre Øvstedal
Partner
T: +47 70 10 75 75
M: +47 920 94 739
Odd Moe
Partner
T: +47 22 81 45 70
M: +47 480 16 570
Stein Hegdal
Partner
T: +47 22 81 45 95
M: +47 900 96 980
Terje Gulbrandsen
Partner
T: +47 22 81 45 88
M: +47 480 16 588

Team

Lawyers

Audun Kleppestø
Senior Lawyer
T: +47 22 81 45 74
M: +47 467 70 131
Camilla Barr
Senior Associate
T: +47 22 81 45 48
M: +47 481 51 516
Cecilie Hjorth
Senior Associate
T: +47 70 10 75 50
M: +47 922 52 609
Ian W Kenworthy
Senior Lawyer
T: +47 22 81 45 52
M: +47 480 16 552

Associates

Malin Johanna Källström
Associate
T: +47 22 81 45 34
M: +47 959 44 691