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The real estate and construction team at ADVEL Attorneys at Law represented Kolufell on the ISK7bn purchase of land in a premier location in ReykjavĂ­k harbour and will subsequently act for Mannvit Engineering in the construction of a hotel on the land. GuĂ°mundur Siemsen advises Mannvit on contracts and related documents for geothermal energy work in Ethiopia. Siemsen is the head of the practice following the departure of Telma HalldĂłrsdĂłttir to an in-house role. Clients also include Silicor Materials plc, Balcke-DĂŒrr and Mannverk.

Lex Law Offices’ team is advising PCC BakkiSilicon on all aspects of the $300m construction of a silicon plant, including financing from KfW IPEX-Bank with a guarantee from the German state, and on environmental law aspects. ÁsgerĂ°ur RagnarsdĂłttir successfully represented landowners in Vogar in disputes regarding Landsnet’s ISK3bn planned construction of a transmission line across the clients’ land. Björgun, Municipality of KĂłpavogur and EFLA Consulting Engineers are all clients of the practice headed by Arnar Þór StefĂĄnsson.

LOGOS’ practice advised Mjolnisholt, a subsidiary of CFV 1, on the sale of its ISK4bn real estate portfolio to Reginn. Erlendur GĂ­slason 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 Árnason acting for Islenskir adalverktakar (IAV) and practice head HjördĂ­s HalldĂłrsdĂłttir representing Istak and Munck Íslandi. Other clients include Landsnet and Nordural.

With experience in project finance the team at Juris advises Bakkastakkur on its $80m equity and debt investment in the silicon plant proposed by PCC BakkiSilicon. Key contact HalldĂłr JĂłnsson acted for NorĂ°urturninn in disputes and lease agreements for the NorĂ°urturn 15-storey office and retail development. Edda AndradĂłttir continues to represent the Icelandic Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs in several cases for delineation of private and public land.

Landslog – Law Offices advises the municipality of NorĂ°urĂŸing in relation to PCC Bakki Silicon’s construction of a silicon production plant. JĂłhannes Karl Sveinsson is a key contact for construction and public procurement disputes.

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