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At Landslog ‚Äď Law Offices, the team¬†handles merger control applications and complex litigation¬†in private courts and¬†against the competition authorities.¬†J√≥na Bj√∂rk Helgad√≥ttir¬†is advising¬†Alvogen Iceland on the acquisition of certain generic pharmaceutical products, which are marketed on the local market by Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe, and is handling Fjarskipti¬†(Vodafone Iceland)'s merger with broadcasting company 365, which received conditional clearance from the Icelandic Competition Authority. Key figures also include J√≥hannes Karl Sveinsson¬†and √Āslaug √Ārnad√≥ttir.

Practice head and 'accomplished litigator'¬†Hulda √Ārnad√≥ttir¬†¬†leads the team at Lex Law Offices, which stands out for its ‚Äėexcellent knowledge‚Äô and ‚Äėquick responses‚Äô. Newly promoted partner Vidir Sm√°ri Petersen , together with¬†√Ārnad√≥ttir, is representing MS Iceland Dairies in a high-profile case concerning abuse of market dominance before the Icelandic Competition Authority. Other notable clients include¬†Reykjav√≠k¬†Fibre Network, the Municipality of Akranes and facilities management company Reginn. Senior associates Gudrun Lilja Sigurdardottir¬†and Mar√≠a Kristj√°nsd√≥ttir¬†are also well regarded. The team has also undergone some changes, with¬†√Āsger√įur Ragnarsd√≥ttir¬†departing to accept a position as a judge at the District Court of Reykjav√≠k. Eyvindur S√≥lnes¬†joined from his own firm.

The competition team at LOGOS¬†is jointly headed by the ‚Äėvery experienced and knowledgeable‚Äô Helga Melkorka √ďttarsd√≥ttir¬†and the ‚Äėreliable‚Äô Gunnar Sturluson. Assisted by senior associate Halld√≥r Brynjar Halld√≥rsson, √ďttarsd√≥ttir is representing Norvik and Byko in an appeal challenging a significant fine for an alleged cartel. Other work includes¬†acting for S√≠minn in an ongoing case before the¬†Reykjav√≠k District Court, which concerns claims for damages submitted by Fjarskipti for an alleged breach of competition law and involves unprecedented counterclaims.

ADVEL Attorneys at Law‚Äôs competition practice is headed by D√≥ra Sif Tynes, who represented Vodafone in a private case seeking damages, which was also tried before the Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Association State. Kristinn Hallgr√≠msson¬†led the team in defending¬†Kaupf√©lag Skagfir√įinga in proceedings¬†concerning the alleged abuse of a dominant market position in the dairy industry. Other clients include Advania and Arion Bank.

Led by Stef√°n A. Svensson¬†and Andri √Ārnason, Juris¬†assists S√≠minn with its objection to the legality of a competition law exemption permitting cooperation between certain other telecoms operators. The practice acts for other notable clients including Iceland Post, Borgun and high-profile¬†Icelandic businessman Birgir √ě√≥r Bieltvedt. Associate H√≥lmfr√≠√įur Bj√∂rk Sigur√įard√≥ttir¬†joined from the Icelandic Competition Authority.

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