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EEA and competition
Landslog Law Offices’ ‘excellent’ practice acts for a broad range of clients and is highly respected in the market. The firm successfully brought a claim against three oil companies on behalf of the government. Aslaug Arnadóttir is recommended.
Lex Law Offices represents clients before the Icelandic Competition Authority and Appeals Committee, and works extensively on merger control. Hulda Árnadóttir and Ásgerður Ragnarsdóttir advised Landsbanki on its proposed merger with Verdis. The firm pursued a complaint brought by four investment funds regarding three state-owned banks’ acquisition of the assets of eight other funds, which triggered a formal investigation. Practice head Heimir Örn Herbertsson is highly regarded, and Heiðrún Lind Marteinsdóttir is ‘responsive’ with ‘great overall competencies’.
LOGOS legal services’ large and experienced team assisted Icelandair with various matters, including an alleged abuse of dominant position. The firm also represented Icelandic telecoms operator Síminn in appealing against a fine by the Icelandic Competition Authority relating to its perceived market dominance. It also advised a leading hardware store chain regarding cartel allegations, and acted for Arion Bank in a merger case (which is now before the Supreme Court). The ‘shrewd’ Helga Melkorka Óttarsdóttir ‘spearheads’ the practice.
ADVEL Attorneys at Law, which provides ‘very good’ service, represented ESSO in a cartel case involving Iceland’s largest-ever fine, which is currently under appeal. It also advised on Byr Bank’s merger with Íslandbanki, as well as the mergers between retailers 10-11 and 11-11, and IT companies Advania and Thor Datacenter. The ‘professional’ Dóra Sif Tynes has ‘extensive knowledge and professional experience in EU and EEA law, and EFTA Court litigation’. Telma Halldórsdóttir has ‘invaluable international experience’, and is ‘quick to point out potential improvements’.
Jonsson & Hall’s three-partner team is well regarded in the market, and Hordur Felix Hardarson is particularly recommended.
Juris Law Office ‘delivers quality service in all aspects’. The firm represented Kaupthing in the EFTA Court, advised Icelandic National Broadcasting Service on advertising, and acted for Iceland Post before the competition and postal authorities. Páll Ásgrimsson and Andri Árnason are competition law experts and have substantial experience in telecoms work. New partner Finnur Magnússon rejoined the firm after completing a PhD.