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A brief status-update on Brexit and the effects on the insurance market - form our insurance team

Britain is set to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019. As long as Brexit negotiations are still ongoing, uncertainty surrounds the future of the…

Stricter regulation of insurance intermediaries

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway ("FSAN") published in June this year a draft consultation paper on new domestic legislation implementing…

EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) approved a new ten year special tonnage tax regime for shipping in Norway 14 December 2017

The Norwegian tonnage tax scheme exempts maritime transport from the usual corporate tax rate. Ship owners will instead pay taxes based on ship weight…

Bareboat registration in and out of the Norwegian ship registries

In a consultation paper dated 5 December 2017 the Norwegian Government is proposing to open up for the bareboat registration of vessels in and out of…

Did you know that SANDS has 13 lawyers admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway?

We currently have a team of 13 lawyers admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway. This makes us one of the leading law firms in Norway in civil law. Dur…

World’s first ocean based fish farm unit

The first ocean based fish farm unit ever constructed was delivered in September 2017 by a Chinese shipyard to a Norwegian company and offloaded for o…

Supplytime 2017 | Liabilities - a simple guide

June 2017 saw the much heralded release by BIMCO of its new and improved version of the “SUPPLYTIME”; the popular time charter party for offshore supp…

What Is Your Agent Story?

The use of agents is normal practice in a range of industries, and very often crucial in order to succeed as a company, for example when entering into…

The EFTA Court’s judgment of 20th July 2017 in Case E-11/16 Mobil Betriebskrankenkasse v Tryg Forsikring means a change of practice for Norwegian insurance companies

Whilst on holiday in Norway in 2011, a German tourist was injured following a car accident with a Norwegian national. Mr Wille received emergency trea…

What can you legally tell your competitors when your suppliers aren’t listening?

European Union fined three battery recycling companies a combined 43.5 million euro for forming a cartel that artificially kept the purchasing price f…

The EFTA Court to consider jurisdictional issue in relation to cross-border recourse claims between insurance companies

On 31 August 2016 the Oslo District Court made a request for an Advisory Opinion in a case pending before it between Mobil Betriebskrankenkasse and Tr…

The construction industry within the transport sector | Major changes - great opportunities

The draft Norwegian Transport Plan will be finalised by Parliament in the spring. If all proposed projects are adopted, the Norwegian government will…