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

Juris
BORGARTÚN 26
105 REYKJAVÍK
Iceland

Work Department

Practice areas:
Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Property
Restructuring and Insolvency

Position

Partner.

Career

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

Languages

English.
Icelandic.

Education

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

Juris acts for leading Icelandic companies on M&A transactions, particularly in the hospitality sector, including advising a subsidiary of Birgir Bieltvedt, Eyja Fjárfestingafélag III, on its purchase of PPS Foods AB (Domino’s Sweden), as well as general corporate and commercial matters arising out of the banking and finance, fishing, energy, infrastructure and technology sectors. ‘Extremely capable corporate lawyerHalldór Jónsson leads the team alongside Andri Árnason, while Icelandic and English-qualified partner Simon Knight, who has experience in cross-border transactions, is another key contact. The ‘agile and lean team’ counts secured lending, project finance and refinancing mandates as part of its caseload.

Iceland > Banking, finance and capital markets

Juris handles top-end financing projects and transactions, often involving cross-border elements, across various industries, including the fishing, energy, hospitality, infrastructure, property development and financial services sectors, and has demonstrable experience in international investments and banking-related litigation. The ‘professional and solution-minded’ practice, which is jointly led by tax specialist Halldór Jónsson, Andri Árnason and Sigurbjörn Magnússon, counts commercial banks among its roster of long-standing clients, including Íslandsbanki and Landsbankinn. Other key members of the team include Simon Knight and Vífill Harðarson, who are both dual qualified in Iceland and England.