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LOGOS

EFSTALEITI 5, 103 REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
Tel:
Work +354 540 0300
Fax:
Fax +354 540 0301
Email:
Web:
www.logos.is
London, Reykjavik

Iceland

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

LOGOS

LOGOS‚Äôs banking and finance practice ‚Äėstands out‚Äô for its ‚Äėfirst-class service‚Äô and ‚Äėvalue for money‚Äô. The ‚Äėknowledgeable and experienced‚Äô team was instructed by Kaupthing on its ISK49bn share offering. With support from √ďlafur Sigur√įsson, the ‚Äėincredibly efficient‚Äô Benedikt Egill √Ārnason advised S√≠minn on its ISK20.4bn group refinancing. Clients also include Bull Hill Capital and Nordea Bank.

Leading individuals

√ďlafur Sigur√įsson - LOGOS

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

As ‚Äėa leader in the field‚Äô LOGOS offers ‚Äėtop of class‚Äô service to both domestic and international clients in complex M&A deals. The practice represented Novator Partners in the sale of 50% of shares in Nova Telecom to Pt Capital. Additionally, the highly regarded Thorolfur J√≥nsson led on advice to Kaupthing on a share offering valued at ISK49bn. Gudmundur Oddsson, who is based at the London office, is recognised for his ‚Äėcommercial nous and steady hand‚Äô.

Leading individuals

Gudmundur Oddsson - LOGOS

Thorolfur Jónsson - LOGOS

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

The LOGOS team is a ‚Äėleader in the field of dispute resolution‚Äô. It represented a group of investors enforcing their claims under a Subordination Agreement against ISIS Investments, a subsidiary of Kaupthing Bank in the Isle of Man. Practice head √ďlafur Eir√≠ksson has expertise in white collar crime and bankruptcy law. Clients also include Deutsche Bank in claw back claims, as well as Valitor and UBS.

Leading individuals

√ďlafur Eir√≠ksson - LOGOS

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EEA and competition
EEA and competition - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

The team at LOGOS is representing S√≠minn in a claim for damages from Fjarskipti for an alleged breach of competition law, as well as is in counter claims. Practice head and managing partner Helga Melkorka √ďttarsd√≥ttir, assisted by senior associate Halld√≥r Brynjar Halld√≥rsson, was instructed by Norvik and Byko in an appeal against a fine for an alleged cartel. The fine was successfully reduced from ISK650m to ISK65m and the team continues to advise on this reduction being challenged before the courts.

Leading individuals

Helga Melkorka √ďttarsd√≥ttir - LOGOS

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

LOGOS‚Äôs employment practice, headed by √ďlafur Eir√≠ksson, handles both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. It represents Nordural Grundartangi in a dispute concerning collective agreements. Ragnar T√≥mas √Ārnason led advice to Rio Tinto Alcan and successfully obtained an injunction against striking Rio Tinto workers who were preventing the exportation of aluminium. The team also provides ongoing advice to Actavis on various employment law matters.

Leading individuals

√ďlafur Eir√≠ksson - LOGOS

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Maritime and transport
Maritime and transport - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

The team at LOGOS acted for EIMSKIP in drafting and negotiating a shipbuilding contract in China and continues to advise on ongoing cargo claims. Practice head Einar Baldvin Axelsson represents Vatryggingafelag Islands (VIS) in a claim against Samskip for damage to cargo caused by deficient containers. The head of the aviation team, Erlendur Gíslason, is a key contact.

Leading individuals

Einar Baldvin Axelsson - LOGOS

Erlendur Gíslason - LOGOS

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

LOGOS‚Äô practice advised Mjolnisholt, a subsidiary of CFV 1, on the sale of its ISK4bn real estate portfolio to Reginn. Erlendur G√≠slason continues to lead advice to Iceland Drilling in negotiations for the drilling of geothermal wells in the Philippines, Ethiopia and Malaysia. Clients also include some of the largest Icelandic construction companies with Benedikt Egill √Ārnason acting for Islenskir adalverktakar (IAV) and practice head Hj√∂rd√≠s Halld√≥rsd√≥ttir representing Istak and Munck √ćslandi. Other clients include Landsnet and Nordural.

Leading individuals

Erlendur Gíslason - LOGOS

Hjördís Halldórsdóttir - LOGOS

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

The ‚Äėhighly responsive and client-oriented‚Äô LOGOS is ‚Äėimpressive in terms of value, proactivity and knowledge of the inside track‚Äô. The team represents Akin, acting for several bondholders in the restructuring of, and claims on, the estate of the collapsed Icelandic banks. In addition, √ďlafur Arinbj√∂rn Sigur√įsson led advice to the Municipality of Reykjanesbaer on its financial restructuring. Key contacts also include ‚Äėclear market leader‚Äô √ďttar P√°lsson and practice head Hei√įar √Āsberg Atlason.

Leading individuals

√ďlafur Arinbj√∂rn Sigur√įsson - LOGOS

√ďttar P√°lsson - LOGOS

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TMT and IP
TMT and IP - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

Hj√∂rd√≠s Halld√≥rsd√≥ttir heads the practice at LOGOS, which advised S√≠minn on an injunction to prevent Fjarskipti recording and distributing the telecom company‚Äôs content. It is also representing the Post and Telecom Administration (PTA) in a dispute concerning whether compensation claims against Farskipti fell within the PTA‚Äôs jurisdiction. Key contact √Ārni Vilhj√°lmsson defended Emmess√≠s in a trade mark dispute. Newly promoted partner √Āslaug Bj√∂rgvinsd√≥ttir is highly regarded for her IT and data protection expertise.

Leading individuals

Hjördís Halldórsdóttir - LOGOS

√Ārni Vilhj√°lmsson - LOGOS

Next generation lawyers

√Āslaug Bj√∂rgvinsd√≥ttir - LOGOS

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