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At¬†ADVEL Attorneys at Law,¬†practice head¬†Gu√įmundur Siemsen¬†is advising Kolufell on the purchase of land adjacent to the landmark Harpa Concert Hall.¬†Kristinn Hallgr√≠msson¬†is acting for Mannvit in contentious real estate matters concerning the interpretation and application of an agreement pertaining to the building of a power plant unit abroad. Sigur√įur Valgeir Gu√įj√≥nsson¬†is assisting Silicor Materials with all legal aspects of the preparation for building a¬†solar silicon and aluminium production¬†plant.

Having carved out an 'excellent' reputation in the field of real estate and construction, Lex Law Offices¬†advises clients including Reginn, the K√≥pavogur municipality and the Costco Wholesale Corporation. Arnar Thor Stefansson¬†is defending large¬†general engineering and consulting company Efla in proceedings concerning the building process of Reykjavik Energy‚Äôs headquarters. Oskar Sigurdsson¬†is an experienced property law litigator and advises real estate developers Landey and St√≥lpa on a major construction project. Newly promoted partner Vidir Smari Petersen ¬†handles issues for N√Ĺr Landsp√≠tali concerning one of the largest construction projects financed by the Icelandic government ‚ÄĒ the building of a new National University Hospital.¬†√Āsger√įur Ragnarsd√≥ttir¬†departed for a judicial position.

LOGOS¬†successfully assisted a high-profile client with contentious issues regarding the construction of a factory and other properties. Benedikt Egill √Ārnason¬†is acting¬†for leading Icelandic construction company¬†√ćslenskir A√įalverktakar on multiple projects, including the expansion of the¬†Keflav√≠k International Airport. Practice head Hj√∂rd√≠s Halld√≥rsd√≥ttir¬†is advising on the interpretation of contracts regarding an urgent construction project. Erlendur G√≠slason¬†is assisting¬†Jar√įboranir (Iceland Drilling) with general matters concerning the company's¬†operations¬†worldwide¬†as well as with negotiations of agreements concerning drilling services provided abroad. Other clients include major¬†aluminium producer¬†Rio Tinto Alcan.

Juris¬†is growing its real estate market presence, especially with regard to project finance. Key contact¬†Halld√≥r J√≥nsson¬†led the team in acting as the liquidator for I√įngar√įar, which involved the recovery of real estate, among other matters. Simon Knight¬†took the lead in providing investment strategy support to large Icelandic companies, as well as in advising Halicilla on the acquisition and management of multiple properties.

Landslog ‚Äď Law Offices' team covers¬†a wide scope of real estate matters, particularly focusing on¬†the sale and purchase of real estate as well as on property faults. J√≥hannes Karl Sveinsson¬†is a key contact for contentious matters concerning construction and public procurement.

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