Mr Birgir Mar Bjornsson > Lex Law Offices > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile

Lex Law Offices
BORGARTUN 26
105 REYKJAVIK
Iceland

Work Department

Position

Attorney – Partner

Career

Acta Logmenn; Megin Logmenn and LEX from 2011

Languages

English, Danish.

Memberships

The Icelandic Bar Association.

Education

University of Iceland, Mag. juris 2009.

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > Restructuring and insolvency

At Lex Law Offices, the restructuring and insolvency team is led by Þórhallur Bergmann and Guðmundur Ingvi Sigurðsson, and handles bankruptcy proceedings as both court-appointed liquidators and legal advisers; it also advises on the cessation of payments and agreements with creditors. In particular, the group recently assisted with the dissolution of Jötunn Vélar, a commercial distributor of agricultural machines. Newly-appointed partner Birgir Már Björnsson and Arnar Þór Stefánsson are also key contacts.

Iceland > Maritime and transport

Specialising in maritime and transport law, the team at Lex Law Offices  assists clients with issues affecting the shipping and transportation of goods. In particular, the group’s expertise covers carriage contracts, stevedore agreements, salvage issues and hull insurance work; the practice also has a strong track record in disputes and has represented parties before both the district courts and the Supreme Court. Lilja Jónasdóttir leads the department, which also fields Eyvindur Sólnes and newly promoted partner Birgir Már Björnsson.

Iceland > Dispute resolution

Fielding a number of Supreme Court attorneys, the ‘service-oriented‘ dispute resolution practice at Lex Law Offices is jointly led by Kristín Edwald and Arnar Þór Stefánsson. The team is adept at handling claims relating to banking, construction, tort and insolvency claims, and represents government clients including the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture; it also counts Costco, Renault and Landsbankinn on its high-profile client roster. Samherji is also a key client, which the team recently represented in an investigation into its subsidiaries in Namibia and its activities in the country. Birgir Már Björnsson was promoted to the partnership in early 2020, while Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson is another key contact for contentious tax matters.