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BBA

HÖFÐATORGI, 19 FLOOR, 105 REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND
Tel:
Work +354 550 0500
Fax:
Fax +354 550 0505
Email:
Web:
www.bba.is
London, Reykjavik

Iceland

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

BBA

BBA’s banking and finance practice acted as local counsel for ABN Amro and other international banks on Noble Clean Fuels’ $1bn financing deal. The highly regarded Bjarki Diego leads advice to Thorsil on the €360m financing of a metal silicon plant. Ásgeir Ragnarsson and Baldvin Björn Haraldsson head the practice based in Reykjavík, which also includes Antoine Lochet situated in Paris and the recently hired Ólafur Jóhannes Einarsson in Brussels.

Leading individuals

Bjarki Diego - BBA

Ásgeir Ragnarsson - BBA

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

BBA

BBA’s corporate practice acted for Cobega on the sale of Vifilfell to Coca-Cola European Partners. Baldvin Björn Haraldsson, who heads the team alongside Ásgeir Ragnarsson, advised ISS World Services on the sale of an Icelandic subsidiary. BBA has expanded into Brussels following the hire of Ólafur Jóhannes Einarsson, and in Paris where Antoine Lochet has recently re-located. Clients include Tesla Europe, JP Morgan and Citibank.

Leading individuals

Ásgeir Ragnarsson - BBA

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

BBA

BBA’s dispute resolution practice, headed by Baldvin Björn Haraldsson, has particular experience in banking and insurance sectors. It represents several banks including Banco Santander and KAS Bank in rescission claims from Landsbanki and Kaupthing in winding-up proceedings, respectively. It is instructed by the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) against Heritable Bank, a Scottish subsidiary of the failed Landsbanki, in relation to deposit guarantees, as well as for the FSCS in potential EFTA Court proceedings.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

BBA

The team at BBA, headed by Einar Baldvin Árnason, is experienced in complex insolvency and restructuring matters for international and domestic clients. Baldvin Björn Haraldsson continues to provide lead representation to Swiss Life in claims against the former Icelandic banks. The firm also advised shareholders of Strax in refinancing and restructuring of debt valued at ISK1.1bn.

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