Mr Benedikt Egill Arnason > LOGOS > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking and finance • Construction and real estate • Corporate and commercial law • Corporate finance and capital markets • Energy • Financial restructuring and insolvency • Fisheries and aquaculture • Mergers and acquisitions


Managing Partner


Benedikt joined LOGOS in 2005, became a Partner in 2013 and has been the Managing Partner since 2022. He was previously with the Competition Appeals Council from 2004-2005.




The Icelandic Bar Association • IBA (International Bar Association)


Benedikt graduated from the University of Iceland as cand.jur, in 2005. Qualified as an Attorney in 2006 and is a Certified Securities Broker since 2008. He received his LL.M. degree in International Financing from King´s College London in 2009.

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.

Iceland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Benedikt Egill ÁrnasonLOGOS

LOGOS fields a team which works within the firm’s full-service offering to meet the full range of client needs. The group covers all aspects of commercial and corporate law, and is a popular choice for international clients. Significant cross-border mandates handled by the firm include advising Icelandic biotechnology company Kerecis on the sale of all shares to Danish entity Coloplast for $1.3bn. Benedikt Egill Árnason is a transactional specialist, with experience acting for corporate clients and private equity houses. Árnason co-leads the department alongside Freyr Snæbjörnsson, who is noted for his strength in capital markets, and made partner in January 2023. Also key are Thórólfur Jónsson, who has core strength in M&A and securities regulations, and Guðbjörg Helga Hjartardóttir, who covers financial restructurings, M&A transactions, and corporate finance work.

Iceland > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Benedikt Egill Árnason – LOGOS

LOGOS advises domestic and international clients on the full range of real estate and public procurement matters, and is a leader in construction law, with a strong track record in advising across diverse jurisdictions and industries. The group offers further expertise in contentious mandates, including litigation and arbitration proceedings. Team lead and Supreme Court attorney Hjördís Halldórsdóttir is a leading name for construction disputes, while Erlendur Gíslason has notable expertise in public procurement matters, with experience advising on major infrastructure projects. Benedikt Egill Árnason covers construction law, in addition to supplementary expertise in M&A and banking and finance mandates. Senior associate Kristófer Jónasson is also a key name to note.

Iceland > Restructuring and insolvency

LOGOS advises on the full range of insolvency matters, and is a leading name in the market for the financial restructuring of businesses and financial institutions, with experience in advising on complex cross-border matters spanning global jurisdictions. The group has diverse sector expertise, and has advised distressed enterprises across the private equity, telecoms and shipping industries, among others. Heiðar Ásberg Atlason leads the department, and covers all areas of bankruptcy law and financial restructuring; he is supported by managing partner Benedikt Egill Árnason, who is experienced in restructurings, and litigator Ólafur Eiríksson. Senior associate Katla Lovísa Gunnarsdóttir is also a key name to note.