Real estate and construction in Iceland
At ADVEL Attorneys at Law, practice head Guðmundur Siemsen is advising Kolufell on the purchase of land adjacent to the landmark Harpa Concert Hall. Kristinn Hallgrímsson is acting for Mannvit in contentious real estate matters concerning the interpretation and application of an agreement pertaining to the building of a power plant unit abroad. Sigurður Valgeir Guðjónsson is assisting Silicor Materials with all legal aspects of the preparation for building a solar silicon and aluminium production plant.
Having carved out an 'excellent' reputation in the field of real estate and construction, Lex Law Offices advises clients including Reginn, the Kópavogur 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’s headquarters. Oskar Sigurdsson is an experienced property law litigator and advises real estate developers Landey and Stólpa on a major construction project. Newly promoted partner Vidir Smari Petersen handles issues for Nýr Landspítali concerning one of the largest construction projects financed by the Icelandic government — the building of a new National University Hospital. Ásgerður Ragnarsdóttir departed for a judicial position.
LOGOS successfully assisted a high-profile client with contentious issues regarding the construction of a factory and other properties. Benedikt Egill Árnason is acting for leading Icelandic construction company Íslenskir Aðalverktakar on multiple projects, including the expansion of the Keflavík International Airport. Practice head Hjördís Halldórsdóttir is advising on the interpretation of contracts regarding an urgent construction project. Erlendur Gíslason is assisting Jarðboranir (Iceland Drilling) with general matters concerning the company's operations worldwide as well as with negotiations of agreements concerning drilling services provided abroad. Other clients include major aluminium producer Rio Tinto Alcan.
Juris is growing its real estate market presence, especially with regard to project finance. Key contact Halldór Jónsson led the team in acting as the liquidator for Iðngarðar, 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.