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Knut Anders Sannes


CMS Kluge
Bryggegata 6
NO-0250 Oslo
PO Box 1548 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
Languages Norwegian, English

Knut Anders has comprehensive competence and experience in Norwegian and international contracts law, in particular within finance, corporate, construction and engineering.

The combination of having experience and competence on finance contracts, company law and engineering & construction contracts, provides him with a profound understanding of the interests and risks of the various entities involved in construction projects. He has also extensive experience in co-operating and negotiating with persons, lenders, owners, contractors, engineers, suppliers, authorities and lawyers in several jurisdictions and within several types of industries. This competence enables him to provide constructive and effective advice during both the structuring of the project’s organization and contracts, and during drafting, negotiation and management of contracts.

Knut Anders has acted as a legal advisor in several of the largest construction projects onshore in Norway. During the last +10 years he has also been involved as legal advisor in several renewable energy projects in Norway and worldwide. He provides legal advice in all phases of the projects; feasibility studies, EIA, FEED, detail design, construction, completion and dispute resolution.

He cares for all interests of his clients and assist the client in understanding and securing desired terms not only in the project’s main contracts, but also in associated contracts such as shareholders’ agreements, JVagreements, guarantees, etc.

Knut Anders prefers to prevent and manage contractual unclarities and disputes in the drafting and management of the contracts, but has also comprehensive experience in dispute resolution and litigation. Both from the Supreme Court, arbitration and the ordinary courts in Norway.

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Relevant experience

  • 2021 - Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma AS
  • 2008 - 2021 Partner, Pacta Advokatfirma AS
  • 2001 - 2008 Associate and senior associate, Kluge Advokatfirma DA
  • 1997 - 2003 Lecturer on contracts law, international law, and mortgages and pledge law, Faculty of Law, Oslo University
  • 2000 Conscripted legal counsel, HQ Defence Command Norway, Legal Department
  • 1999 Associate, General Attorney (Civil Affairs), Norway
  • 1996 Professional adviser, Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s Disciplinary Committee, Oslo, 2015 -
  • General manager, Pacta Advokatfirma AS 2013 - 2021
  • Board member, Pacta Advokatfirma AS 2008 - 2021
  • Board member, Kluge Advokatfirma DA 2007 - 2008
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  • - Article on the authority of the contracting parties’ representatives, published in «På rett Grunn II», Gyldendal, 2021
  • «Folkerettslig tekstsamling», 4th edition, Cappelen, 2008 (Treaties collection.)
  •  «Paragraf 1», Cappelen, 2007 (Text book, exercise book, etc. for law classes at high school)
  • Articles on Norwegian financial services regulations, published by Richmond Law & Tax Ltd (later Oxford University Press), 2004/2005
  • Compendium in private international law, 1998, Oslo University, faculty of law
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  • 2002 Licensed by Norwegian Bar Association
  • 1999 Law degree (Cand. jur.), Faculty of Law, Oslo University
  • 1997 -2000 Elective subjects; company law, environmental law, international law, private international law, and copyright law, Faculty of Law, Oslo University.
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