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Lex Law Offices

BORGARTUN 26, 105 REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
Tel:
Work +354 590 2600
Fax:
Fax +354 590 2606
Email:
Web:
www.lex.is
Reykjavik, Selfoss

Iceland

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

Lex Law Offices

The experienced banking and finance team at Lex Law Offices¬†assists high-profile clients such as Arion Bank and √ćslandsbanki. Practice head¬†√ďlafur Haraldsson¬†led the team in assisting financial group Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and Landsbankinn with a¬†¬£650m¬†term facilities agreement.¬†Gu√įmundur Ingvi Sigur√įsson¬†is advising Morgan Stanley on the IPO of Arion Bank and its dual listing in Iceland and Sweden. Adalsteinn Jonasson departed to accept a position at the newly established appeal court, Landsr√©ttur.

Leading individuals

√ďlafur Haraldsson - Lex Law Offices

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

Lex Law Offices

At Lex Law Offices, practice head √Ėrn Gunnarsson¬†led the team in advising on Sj√°vars√Ĺnin‚Äôs acquisition of Tandur valued at¬†√ćkr2,5bn. Gudmundur Ingvi Sigurdsson¬†serves as leading counsel to Costco Wholesale Corporation and Isavia. Focusing on corporate taxation and M&A, Gardar Vidir Gunnarsson¬†advised the shareholders of tourism services provider Extreme Iceland on the merger¬†of Extreme Iceland and Arctic Adventures. In 2017, Eyvindur S√≥lnes¬†joined the firm from his own practice.

Leading individuals

Gardar Vidir Gunnarsson - Lex Law Offices

Gudmundur Ingvi Sigurdsson - Lex Law Offices

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Lex Law Offices

The litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution team at Lex Law Offices¬†handles a large volume of contentious work. The department is jointly headed by Krist√≠n Edwald¬†and¬†Arnar Thor Stefansson. The former¬†led on acting for insurance company Sj√≥v√°-Almennar tryggingar in a number of cases regarding tort and insurance matters, as well as defending Magn√ļs Gu√įmundsson, the former CEO of Kaupthing Bank Luxembourg, in proceedings brought as a result of the 2008 financial collapse.¬†Stef√°nsson represented the claimant Ferskar Kj√∂tv√∂rur in a highly publicised Supreme Court case against the Icelandic government, which successfully challenged an importation ban on fresh meat that is currently in force. Other clients include Reynivellir, general engineering and consulting company Efla and the Icelandic state.¬†√Ā√°sger√įur Ragnarsd√≥ttir and¬†A√įalsteinn J√≥nasson¬†left the firm to accept judicial positions.¬†Vidir Sm√°ri Petersen ¬†joined from his own firm.

Leading individuals

Arnar Thor Stefansson - Lex Law Offices

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EEA and competition
EEA and competition - ranked: tier 1

Lex Law Offices

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.

Leading individuals

Hulda √Ārnad√≥ttir - Lex Law Offices

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Lex Law Offices

At Lex Law Offices, practice head Arnar Thor Stefansson assisted the Minister of Foreign Affairs with the appointment of eight District Court judges. The firm also provides general employment advice to advertisement production company Tjarnargatan. In other work, it acted for Vatnajökull National Park in various contentious matters.

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Maritime and transport
Maritime and transport - ranked: tier 1

Lex Law Offices

The maritime and transport practice at Lex Law Offices¬†is headed by the highly regarded Lilja J√≥nasd√≥ttir, who was assisted by senior associate Gudr√ļn Lilja Sigurdardottir¬†in successfully representing Codan Forsikring and the owners of the grounded vessel Green Freezer in proceedings before the District Court of Reykjav√≠k.¬†Eyvindur S√≥lnes, who has prior experience in the sale and purchase of fishing vessels and joined the practice from his own firm, advised fishing company Bergur-Huginn on contract and project finance issues. Key clients also include Naveco, Samskip and J√≥nar Transport.

Leading individuals

Lilja Jónasdóttir - Lex Law Offices

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

Lex Law Offices

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.

Leading individuals

Arnar Thor Stefansson - Lex Law Offices

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Lex Law Offices

At¬†Lex Law Offices, practice head¬†Helgi J√≥hannesson¬†leads the ‚Äėhighly skilled‚Äô and ‚Äėexceptional‚Äô team in assisting with the high-profile financial reorganisation of¬†B230¬†as well as in acting as a trustee of its bankruptcy estate. Gudmundur Ingvi Sigurdsson¬†is valued for his ‚Äėprofessional¬†approach combined with the ability to directly tell clients the truth‚Äô¬†and partnered up with¬†Stef√°n Orri √ďlafsson¬†in advising¬†Central Bank of Iceland Asset Holding on liquidating the assets of SPB. Thorhallur Bergmann¬†is recommended for his work with various bankrupt estates.

Leading individuals

Gudmundur Ingvi Sigurdsson - Lex Law Offices

Next Generation Partners: 1

Thorhallur Bergmann - Lex Law Offices

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TMT and IP
TMT and IP - ranked: tier 1

Lex Law Offices

The IP team at Lex Law Offices¬†has ‚Äėsuperb skills and knowledge of IP law‚Äô, acts ‚Äėvery professionally at all times‚Äô and provides ‚Äėquick and competent responses to all questions‚Äô. Focusing on trade marks, Hulda √Ārnad√≥ttir¬†and senior associate¬†Mar√≠a Kristj√°nsd√≥ttir ¬†manage the IP portfolios of Iceland‚Äôs largest dairy producer MS Iceland Dairies, Coca-Cola European Partners √ćsland and tour operator Reykjavik Excursions. Representing clients in unprecedented IP cases before Icelandic courts, Erla S √Ārnad√≥ttir¬†is a key contact for contentious matters regarding copyright infringement. Other clients include Florealis and Vodafone Iceland.

Leading individuals

Erla S √Ārnad√≥ttir - Lex Law Offices

Next Generation Partners: 1

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