Mr Simon Knight > Juris > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Practice areas - banking and finance; commercial and company law; cross-border litigation and dispute resolution; insolvency and restructuring; IT and intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions; and project finance.




Admitted as a solicitor (England and Wales) in 2007.
Admitted as a District Court Attorney (Iceland) in 2019.




MA (Cantab), University of Cambridge (2007).
Legal Practice Course, BPP London (2005).
BA (law), University of Cambridge (2003).

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Simon KnightJuris

At Juris, Halldór Jónsson and Andri Árnason jointly lead the team, which assists with commercial, corporate and M&A matters. With expertise in the banking, natural resources, fishing, energy, hospitality and infrastructure sectors, the group also advises on telecoms and technology mandates. Fielding Icelandic and English-qualified lawyers, the group handles cross-border transactions, refinancing mandates, competition issues and project finance work. Simon Knight is the go-to name for international matters.

Iceland > Real estate and construction

Juris‘ real estate and construction team recently acted for the Icelandic Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs in a long-running dispute regarding the legal distinction between public and private lands with an emphasis on the status of the highlands and uninhabited territory. The group has also expanded its footprint in project finance work and advises property companies on investments in fishing rivers; it has further experience in planning and contentious matters, and regularly represents Icelandic municipalities. Team leader Halldór Jónsson and Simon Knight are the key contacts.

Iceland > Banking, finance and capital markets

Jointly led by Halldór Jónsson, Andri Árnason and Sigurbjörn Magnússon, the ‘extremely professional and reliable‘ team at Juris acts for a range of longstanding clients including Íslandsbanki and Landsbankinn. Handling forensic investigations and large-scale financings, the group advises leading domestic players in the shipping, energy, hospitality and infrastructure sectors and handles property developments; it also has significant experience in cross-border transactions, including those pertaining to major international investments. Simon Knight and Vifill Harðarson are dual qualified in Iceland and England, while key consultant Katherine Nichols is dual qualified in England and the Republic of Ireland.