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


Work Department

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




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 > Banking, finance and capital markets

Banking and finance is a core practice at Juris, which exhibits a demonstrable track record across the full-suite of services in the space, spanning litigation, transactional work, regulatory issues and project financing matters. Large-scale project financing mandates remain a key strength of the practice group across a variety of sectors, including the shipping, fishing, energy, TMT and property development industries, among others. Three lawyers jointly lead the team: financial litigator Andri Árnason, tax specialist Halldór Jónsson and Sigurbjörn Magnússon. Ex-banker Simon Knight focuses on project finance, syndicated lending and financial regulatory matters.

Iceland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Simon KnightJuris

Juris is home to a ‘solid team’ that operates across the full spectrum of commercial, corporate and M&A mandates, chiefly instructed on general corporate work, domestic mergers and cross-border sales and acquisitions. The practice has a deep bench of both Icelandic and English-qualified lawyers, which the team leverages to act on a litany of complex cross-border work, including international investments, project financing work and international contracts on behalf of a client roster that lists Oaktree Acquisition and Kvika banki, among others. ‘Outstanding attorney’ Halldór Jónsson jointly leads the team alongside Andri Árnason, and Simon Knight is another key name, noted for his work on cross-border corporate matters in the infrastructure and energy sectors.