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


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




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.




The Icelandic Bar Association


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‘s full-service team draws in a prestige client list which includes major international names such as Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. The group is recognised for its strength in capital markets work and comprehensive regulatory assistance, and has recently made substantial efforts to develop its banking and finance offering into a major force. Óttar Pálsson has significant expertise in capital markets, including both contentious and non-contentious matters, and co-leads the department alongside Thórólfur Jónsson, who covers securities regulation advice, corporate funding matters, and financial restructurings. Benedikt Egill Árnason specialises in transactions, and acts for a number of prominent corporate clients and private equity houses, while Guðbjörg Helga Hjartardóttir is noted for her expertise in financial restructurings and corporate finance mandates.