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LOGOS

EFSTALEITI 5, 103 REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
Tel:
Work +354 540 0300
Fax:
Fax +354 540 0301
Email:
Web:
www.logos.is
London, Reykjavik

Iceland

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

LOGOS

LOGOS¬†acts for an impressive list of clients including¬†Domino‚Äôs Pizza Group and Deutsche Bank. Helga √ďttarsd√≥ttir, who jointly heads the department with¬†Gu√įbj√∂rg Helga Hjartard√≥ttir¬†and London-based Gu√įmundur Oddsson, took the lead in assisting Landsvirkjun with its debut US private placement in green bond format. Th√≥r√≥lfur J√≥nsson¬†advised Kaupthing on the offering of Arion Bank‚Äôs shares in Iceland and Sweden. Benedikt Egill √Ārnason¬†led a team handling complex financing arrangements for S√≠minn and Nordea Bank.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

The ‚Äėvery experienced, knowledgeable and friendly‚Äô lawyers at LOGOS¬†utilise their ‚Äėin-depth¬†understanding of what domestic and international clients want‚Äô in handling complex M&A deals. Ragnar T√≥mas √Ārnason¬†and the team assisted Icelandic company Norvik with selling its timber industry companies in a number of jurisdictions. Thorolfur J√≥nsson¬†advises on complex M&A transactions for clients such as Icelandair Hotels. Highly regarded for his corporate expertise, Gu√įmundur Oddsson, who is based in London, led on advice to Xantis Pharma on a number of acquisitions. The ‚Äėvery knowledgeable‚Äô¬† Hei√įar √Āsberg Atlason¬†and Claire Broomhead¬†are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Gu√įmundur Oddsson - LOGOS

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

At LOGOS, Helga √ďttarsd√≥ttir¬†and senior associate Halld√≥r Brynjar Halld√≥rsson¬†represent Norvik and Byko in the high-profile appeal of the Icelandic Competition Authority's¬†decision regarding an alleged cartel. Practice head¬†√ďlafur Eir√≠ksson¬†is leading the team in defending Valitor against a claim regarding a payment gateway, where funds were collected for the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks. Hj√∂rd√≠s Halld√≥rsd√≥ttir¬†represents S√≠minn in a case against Fjarskipti (Vodafone Iceland) challenging the legitimacy of an injunction in a wider dispute concerning the distribution of a television station owned by the client.

Leading individuals
Next generation lawyers: 1

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EEA and competition
EEA and competition - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

The competition team at LOGOS¬†is jointly headed by the ‚Äėvery experienced and knowledgeable‚Äô Helga Melkorka √ďttarsd√≥ttir¬†and the ‚Äėreliable‚Äô Gunnar Sturluson. Assisted by senior associate Halld√≥r Brynjar Halld√≥rsson, √ďttarsd√≥ttir is representing Norvik and Byko in an appeal challenging a significant fine for an alleged cartel. Other work includes¬†acting for S√≠minn in an ongoing case before the¬†Reykjav√≠k District Court, which concerns claims for damages submitted by Fjarskipti for an alleged breach of competition law and involves unprecedented counterclaims.

Leading individuals
Next generation lawyers: 1

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

LOGOS

At LOGOS, the lawyers are highly regarded due to their ‚Äėsuperb legal skills‚Äô and ‚Äėcomplete¬†understanding of the needs of national and international clients‚Äô. The team handles contentious and non-contentious issues for clients including Icelandair and aluminium supplier Nor√įur√°l Grundartangi. Practice head √ďlafur Eir√≠ksson¬†advised Actavis on various employment-related issues, including the company's strategy before an imminent general strike as well as the rights of its employees in cross-border M&As. Eir√≠ksson also represents several individuals in the appeal of a complex injunction case brought by their former employer, a large international management software solution company.

Leading individuals

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Maritime and transport
Maritime and transport - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

The highly experienced team at LOGOS¬†provides legal services in the shipping and transportation sector for high-profile clients including the Icelandic Coast Guard and¬†V√ćS Insurance. Practice co-head Einar Baldvin Axelsson¬†is leading the group in defending shipping company Eimskipaf√©lag √ćslands against cargo claims regarding the loss of frozen fish during carriage. Specialising in aviation law and aircraft finance, co-head Erlendur G√≠slason¬†is another key contact and represented Icelandair and¬†Loftlei√įir Icelandic¬†in multiple complex matters.

Leading individuals

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

LOGOS¬†successfully assisted a high-profile client with contentious issues regarding the construction of a factory and other properties. Benedikt Egill √Ārnason¬†is acting¬†for leading Icelandic construction company¬†√ćslenskir A√įalverktakar on multiple projects, including the expansion of the¬†Keflav√≠k International Airport. Practice head Hj√∂rd√≠s Halld√≥rsd√≥ttir¬†is advising on the interpretation of contracts regarding an urgent construction project. Erlendur G√≠slason¬†is assisting¬†Jar√įboranir (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.

Leading individuals

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

With its sizeable insolvency and restructuring team, LOGOS¬†acts¬†on unprecedented restructuring matters¬†for a wide variety of clients. √ďlafur Arinbj√∂rn Sigur√įsson, assisted by¬†senior associate Ari Karlsson, was recently instructed by the municipality of¬†Reykjanesb√¶r to advise on its financial restructuring resulting from debts¬†incurred by the municipality. Hei√įar √Āsberg Atlason, who jointly heads the department with Gu√įbj√∂rg Helga Hjartard√≥ttir, leads the team in acting in bankruptcy proceedings involving Sj√∂stjarnan¬†and Stjarnan, as well as in serving as court-appointed administrator for the estate of SS Hus. The ‚Äėvery competent‚Äô √ďttar P√°lsson¬†is another key contact.

Leading individuals

Hei√įar √Āsberg Atlason - LOGOS

√ďlafur Arinbj√∂rn Sigur√įsson - LOGOS

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TMT and IP
TMT and IP - ranked: tier 1

LOGOS

Appreciated for their ‚Äėability to reach clients, listen to them and guide them‚Äô, the lawyers at LOGOS¬†handle both contentious and non-contentious IP and TMT matters. Department head¬†Hj√∂rd√≠s Halld√≥rsd√≥ttir, assisted by senior associate Freyr Snaebjornsson,¬†successfully represented S√≠minn‚ÄĒthe largest Icelandic telecom company‚ÄĒ in a landmark case concerning copyrights and media law before the Supreme Court; the dispute concerned the non-linear distribution of the television broadcast of TV station Skj√°rinn (now Sj√≥nvarp S√≠mans). Ragnar T√≥mas √Ārnason¬†acted for Post and Telecom Administration in a case concerning a severe data breach. Specialising in IT and data protection, the ‚Äėpleasant and very thorough‚Äô √Āslaug Bj√∂rgvinsd√≥ttir¬†imparts ‚Äėa full understanding of the legal process, all potential outcomes and related costs‚Äô to clients. √Ārni Vilhj√°lmsson¬†is another key contact.

Leading individuals

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