Norwegian Law Firm SANDS Chooses Estonian Legal Tech Startup Avokaado to Digitalise Legal Services for Clients

TALLINN, ESTONIA – SANDS, a Norwegian full-service business law firm, chose Estonian legal tech startup Avokaado to automatize contract drafting process internally as well as to startup offering clients self-service. SANDS is Avokaado’s first client in the Norwegian market.

SANDS is the first law firm in Norway to apply Avokaado’s digital legal solution to serve their clients. According to SANDS Chief Digital Officer Cato Haukeland, they will use Avokaado’s platform and solution to improve the contract drafting process internally, but also as a self-service offering to existing and potential new clients.

“We are committed to improving our services to clients by bringing them new digital solutions. As part of that, we’re proud to partner with Avokaado to provide intelligent contract automation services to our clients. This will enable us at SANDS to focus on using less time on contract drafting and repetitive tasks and more time on the reason clients hire us: for our professional experience and advice,“ added Haukeland.

Avokaado develops a platform which law firms globally can use to automate documents and offer their clients self-service platform for managing contracts. This functionality will unlock the potential that technology-enabled law firms have.

Mariana Hagström, the founder and CEO of Avokaado says that cooperation with SANDS is a milestone for Avokaado as it complements its mission to transform the traditional law firm model of trying to get more billable hours to being more focused on client value and results.

“We are thrilled by such a broad interest we are getting recently both from law firms and legal practitioners to our DIY offering. It will provide law firms that are already using our contract automation back-office internally with the possibility to collaborate and serve their clients digitally. DIY contract portal is a great opportunity to fuel the growth of the legal practice, give more value to the existing clients and to win their loyalty,” added Hagström.

About Avokaado

Avokaado is an Estonian legal tech startup, that develops digital workspace for legal professionals for firm-wide content management and client collaboration.  Avokaado is used by 10 law firms in the Baltics, Scandinavia and Poland as internal productivity tool as well as self-service platform for their clients to manage and create contracts. In 2019, Avokaado has been selected as top finalists at most prominent tech events in Europe like Lexpo ’19 in Amsterdam and Pioneers in Austria. Avokaado has expanded outside Estonia to 8 countries within the last year.


SANDS is one of Norway’s largest full-service business law firms with leading experts in all areas of business law. SANDS has a nationwide presence with offices in the south-east, west and north of Norway and over 160 lawyers.

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