Mr Bård Sandstad > Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
0101 OSLO

Work Department

Corporate M&A, Offshore and Oil & Gas


Bård Sandstad is a Corporate M&A partner, focusing on transactions within the oil, offshore and shipping industries. He has extensive experience with advising in private and capital market transactions, and works with both industrial and financial parties on domestic as well as cross border transactions.

Bård has over the years been a key legal and strategic advisor to several of the key players in the oil and offshore industry in many major transactions, mergers and stock exchange listings. Bård is also specialised in legal and financial restructuring of corporations. He has also long international experience and has worked with transactions, corporate litigation and cross border JVs in i.a. USA, U.K., Russia and West Africa.


Partner, Advokatfirmaet Haavind

Partner, Kyllingstad Kleveland advokatfirma DA

Senior Lawyer/Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet BAHR


Scandinavian languages and English


Cand.jur, University of Oslo (2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Viewed as ‘very knowledgeable in the M&A space‘, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ ‘responsive‘ team is an excellent choice for high-profile joint ventures, transactions and private equity deals. Offshore, technology, energy, aquaculture and real estate mandates are prominent in the group’s workload. The ‘pragmatic and solution-orientedBjørn Olav Torpp heads up the practice, and regularly handles private equity and cross-border transactions. Other key practitioners include offshore and oil and gas expert Bård Sandstad, ‘hands-on and responsive‘ M&A specialist Kjetil Hardeng, and senior associate Ragnar Gundersen Koffeld.

Norway > Oil and gas

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ oil and offshore practice is widely recognised for handling contractual matters, transactional mandates and contentious work for an established client base of major contractors. M&A expert Bård Sandstad heads up the transactional side of the practice, while Christopher L. Sveen leads the offshore and construction group; Sveen also brings expertise in restructurings. Mikal Brøndmo is the key name for arbitration and litigation proceedings.

Norway > Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ team ‘has a unique knowledge of the offshore industry, and experience in the challenges the industry meets in their operations and in their contracts.’ Shipbuilding work continues to be a growing area of instruction for the group. Arbitrator and litigator Mikal Brøndmo is the main name for handling offshore construction and shipbuilding disputes, and is well versed in advising on contractual matters within the sectors. Practice head Christopher L. Sveen stands out for providing ‘unique strategic advice‘ to a client roster of oil and gas companies, and Bård Sandstad regularly assists oil and gas, shipping and offshore clients with M&A mandates. At senior associate level, Martine Linge Johnsen is active in offshore contractual and regulatory work, while Silje Helene Bakkevig Dagsland and Sarah-Ann Kvam focus on shipbuilding and offshore construction contracts.