Mr Ottar Palsson > LOGOS > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile

LOGOS
EFSTALEITI 5
103 REYKJAVIK
Iceland

Work Department

Banking and finance • Corporate and commercial law • Corporate finance and capital markets • Dispute resolution and litigation • Financial restructuring and insolvency • Mergers and acquisitions

Position

Partner

Career

Supreme Court Attorney Ottar Palsson began working for LOGOS’ predecessor, Aðalsteinsson & Partners in 1997. He has been a Partner at LOGOS from 2000-2006 and again from 2011, holding the position of CEO and Managing Director of the Legal and Compliance Department at ALMC hf. (formerly Straumur-Burðarás Investment Bank hf.) in the interim.

Languages

English

Memberships

The Icelandic Bar Association

Education

Ottar graduated from the University of Iceland with a cand.jur. degree in 1997, qualified as an Attorney in 1998 and a Supreme Court Attorney in 2005. He received his LL.M. degree in Company, Banking and Securities Law from University College London in 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > Banking, finance and capital markets

LOGOS excels in the field of capital markets and has recently handled significant transactions, including acting as local counsel to Citigroup, JP Morgan and Íslandsbanki on the €377m IPO of Íslandsbanki by the Icelandic State Financial Investments. Elsewhere, the practice acts for Icelandic and international banks, including Arion Bank, Landsbanki and Kvika Bank, in addition to other financial institutions. Thorolfur Jonsson, who has experience in financial restructurings and advises major venture capital funds in Iceland, jointly leads the team alongside Ottar Palsson, who also heads up the firm’s banking task force.