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The firm: Established in 1907, LOGOS is one of the premier law firms in Iceland and is highly regarded for its international presence. The firm, which specialises in corporate and commercial law, advises both the international business community and domestic clients requiring international legal assistance. The LOGOS London office makes LOGOS uniquely placed as an adviser to both Icelandic businesses in their international relationships and to foreign businesses with interests in the Icelandic market.

Consistently highly praised by its many loyal and longstanding clients, the firm attracts Iceland’s finest legal talent and maintains its competitive edge with continuous investment in training and development throughout every lawyer’s career.

Areas of practice: International work: LOGOS has an outstanding track record in helping clients taking advantage of ever-changing opportunities in a range of industries in Iceland. The firm has also advised its longest-standing clients in relation to M&A as well as their more routine business transactions, outside Iceland.

Banking and finance: LOGOS is highly regarded for its performance in the banking and finance arena. The firm acts for a mix of domestic and international financial institutions as well as for corporate borrowers, providing high-quality advice on domestic and cross-border financing and securitisation, as well as regulatory advice.

Corporate finance and capital markets: with unrivalled experience in this field, LOGOS lawyers have advised a broad range of investors, including investment funds, pension funds and international investors. The firm advises on financing options, securities trading, loan agreements, banking and stock exchange matters, and has been involved in most of the biggest stock market listings and public M&A deals in Iceland to date.

M&A and corporate law: LOGOS advises a diverse range of clients operating across all industries.

Competition: a strong and highly regarded team advises on antitrust issues, including merger activity, an area of particular scrutiny in a small economy like Iceland. LOGOS has also been working on many cases in a related field, namely private enforcement relating to competition cases.

Employment and benefits: LOGOS provides practical employment and pensions law advice and support to corporates and employers, for example in creating syndicate agreements and employment contracts, and by representing clients in disputes with employees and other organisations.

Energy: with vast reserves of geothermal and hydropower energy, Iceland has attracted considerable inward investment and LOGOS has worked for most of the international corporations or financial institutions supporting these projects.

Financial restructuring: LOGOS has successfully advised a diverse range of clients on various restructuring projects, including creditors of Icelandic banks, private equity houses and other firms.

Insurance and tort: a specialised tort and insurance law team at LOGOS offers legal advice, representation and interest protection to its insurance company clients.

IP/IT and telecommunications: the field of intellectual property, information technology and telecommunications is one of LOGOS’ main strengths, and the same applies to data protection.

Litigation and arbitration: LOGOS undertakes all forms of dispute resolution, including complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration.

Property and real estate: LOGOS regularly acts on acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios, as well as dealing with construction issues arising from new-build projects.

Tax: the LOGOS tax team has unparalleled experience in the market and works on a wide range of matters for investors.

Maritime and transport: in the field of maritime law, LOGOS advises on matters relating to contracts of carriage, bills of lading, charter parties, freight forwarding, shipbuilding contracts, personal injury, cargo claims and cargo and hull insurance.

  • Contacts

  • Helga Melkorka Ottarsdottir (managing partner)

  • Gudmundur Oddsson (head of London office)

  • Other offices

  • London

  • Number of lawyers: 54
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Danish
  • Italian
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian
  • Member
  • Lex Mundi

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