Mr Halldór Jónsson > Juris > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

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




Admitted as a Supreme Court Attorney (Iceland) in 2003.
Admitted as a District Court Attorney (Iceland) in 1995.


Nordic languages.


Cand.jur., University of Iceland (1994).

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)

Halldór JónssonJuris

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.

Iceland > Real estate and construction

The team at Juris is instructed on a diverse range of mandates, advising consistently on commercial property transactions, project financings, lease and planning issues, street vendor rights, conservation work and rural real estate matters. In line with the market’s focus on green energy, the group further advises on the associated infrastructure developments and international investments that accompany the push toward sustainable energy. Contentious matters are another core tenet of the practice group’s work. Tax specialist Halldór Jónsson leads the team, with support from Edda Andradóttir.

Iceland > Restructuring and insolvency

Juris has considerable experience in general restructuring and insolvency issues, particularly rescission issues, asset recovery work, financial restructurings and winding-up proceedings; the team also handles contentious matters. Commercial litigator Andri Árnason leads the practice group with Halldór Jónsson, whose expertise lies in restructuring matters and company liquidations. Stefán A. Svensson is a key port of call for complex financial litigation.

Iceland > Tax

As a full-service law firm, Juris provides comprehensive corporate and commercial-related tax advice, and collaborates with other departments in the firm to incorporate tax services into the wider firm’s workload. The team is equally adept at contentious and non-contentious matters, and recently represented a private client in the Court of Appeal against charges for tax evasion and tax fraud. Halldór Jónsson leads the team, receiving support from associate Jenný Harðardóttir.