Mr Sigurbjörn Magnússon > Juris > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile

Juris
BORGARTÚN 26
105 REYKJAVÍK
Iceland

Work Department

Practice areas:
Competition and Regulatory
Corporate and Commercial
Dispute Resolution
Property

Position

Partner.

Career

Admitted as a Supreme Court Attorney (Iceland) in 1996.
Admitted a District Court Attorney (Iceland) in 1990.

Languages

Icelandic.
English.
Nordic languages.

Memberships

Member of the Competition Committee 1999-2003.
Board Member of the Icelandic Bar Association 1997-1999.
Chairman of the Icelandic Student Loan Fund 1987-1990.
Member of the Broadcast Licensing Committee 1986-1990.

Education

Certified as a real estate agent and ship broker (1991);
Cand.jur., University of Iceland (1985).

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > Maritime and transport

Noted for its expertise in the fishing sector, Juris handles a broad range of maritime and transport matters, as demonstrated by its advice to Ísfélag Vestmannaeyja on the construction, sale and purchase of ships for its fleets, as well as day-to-day operations, financings, regulatory work and quota issues. Other key clients include shipping company Eimskip and leading producer of fish oils Lýsi. Finnur Magnússon jointly leads the group alongside Sigurbjörn Magnússon.

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.