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Iceland

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Juris

Praised for their ‚Äėreliability, stability and good knowledge of what they are doing‚Äô, the lawyers at Juris¬†advise on project financing and regulatory issues. With Simon Knight¬†leading the work, the team is assisting Sunnuvellir with its interest in Silicor‚Äôs proposed silicon plant. Halld√≥r J√≥nsson,¬† who is ‚Äėa very reliable lawyer, negotiator and adviser‚Äô, was supported by associate Bjarni A√įalgeirsson¬†in advising¬†Birgir Bieltvedt on financial matters related to headline transactions regarding Domino‚Äôs Pizza Group in Norway, Sweden and Iceland.

Leading individuals
Next generation lawyers: 1

Bjarni A√įalgeirsson - Juris

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

Juris

Juris¬†‚Äėmanages any situation promptly and with superb accuracy‚Äô. Halld√≥r J√≥nsson¬†and associate Bjarni A√įalgeirsson¬†advised entrepreneur Birgir √ě√≥r Bieltvedt on a series of high-profile M&A deals concerning¬†Domino‚Äôs Pizza Group and Hard Rock Caf√©. Simon Knight¬†is leading the team in acting for Sunnuvellir on Silicor‚Äôs $900m silicon plant project. V√≠fill Har√įarson¬†was involved in matters involving corporate restructuring.

Leading individuals
Next generation lawyers: 1

Bjarni A√įalgeirsson - Juris

Simon Knight - Juris

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Juris

With their ‚Äėexceptional support and superb knowledge‚Äô, the lawyers at¬†Juris¬†focus on commercial and financial litigation, among other matters. The team represents Kaup√ĺing Bank in civil proceedings for the recovery of funds lost due to alleged criminal conduct prior to the 2008 financial collapse. Following the successful representation of Kaup√ĺing against claims brought by AB76, Andri √Ārnason¬†and¬†Stef√°n A. Svensson¬†are currently assisting the bank with handling further claims regarding its alleged market abuse. Other work includes defending Borgun¬†hf. against¬†claims¬†alleging abuse of a dominant position and collusion, as well as defending √ćslandsp√≥stur (Iceland Post) against an alleged market abuse claim brought by P√≥stmarka√įurinn.¬†Simon Knight¬†stands out for his¬†'strong cross-border dispute resolution skills'.

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EEA and competition
EEA and competition - ranked: tier 2

Juris

Led by Stef√°n A. Svensson¬†and Andri √Ārnason, Juris¬†assists S√≠minn with its objection to the legality of a competition law exemption permitting cooperation between certain other telecoms operators. The practice acts for other notable clients including Iceland Post, Borgun and high-profile¬†Icelandic businessman Birgir √ě√≥r Bieltvedt. Associate H√≥lmfr√≠√įur Bj√∂rk Sigur√įard√≥ttir¬†joined from the Icelandic Competition Authority.

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Maritime and transport
Maritime and transport - ranked: tier 2

Juris

Juris' team acts for¬†large fishing corporation √ćsf√©lag Vestmannaeyja on its domestic and international operations, which included representing the client in a claim against the Icelandic government regarding the distribution of mackerel quotas. Finnur Magn√ļsson¬†and Sigurbj√∂rn Magn√ļsson¬†are key figures and jointly assist Iceland's largest exporter of cod liver oil L√Ĺsi with all legal matters pertaining to its expansion overseas and general business operation issues. Associate Bjarni A√įalgeirsson¬†is also noted.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Juris

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.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Juris

Juris¬†focuses on insolvency litigation and provides corporate advice to troubled companies and their liquidators. Following its successful representation of Kaupthing regarding a priority claim filed by AB 76 in the winding-up proceedings of the bank, the firm is currently handling claims concerning the market behaviour of Kaupthing. The matter is handled by Stef√°n Svensson¬†and associate Andri √Ārnason, who are also acting for Kaupthing in ‚ā¨60m civil proceedings seeking recovery of funds. Halld√≥r J√≥nsson¬†led advice on the liquidation of I√įngar√įar. √ćslandsbanki remains another key client.

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TMT and IP
TMT and IP - ranked: tier 3

Juris

Juris¬†provides general IP support to clients including large telecom companies, such as M√≠la and S√≠minn, but also handles matters for innovative, rapidly growing start-ups. The ‚Äėknowledgeable‚Äô Andri √Ārnason¬†is a key contact.

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