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BBA//Fjeldco
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105 REYKJAVÍK
Iceland

Iceland > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

The banking, finance and capital markets team at BBA//Fjeldco is led by Ásgeir Ragnarsson and Halldór Karl Halldórsson, who specialise in company law and restructuring issues respectively. The group's client roster encompasses high-profile global clients including Citibank and JP Morgan, and the practice has an excellent track record in complex financing structures and regularly handles cross-border debt issuances, refinancings and assists with listing Icelandic companies on Nasdaq OMX. In a recent highlight, the team provided advice to ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas, Danske Bank, HSBC, ING Bank, Rabobank and UniCredit on the provision of a €700m syndicated credit facility for food processing company Marel. Gunnar Thor Thorarinsson is the go-to contact for insolvency matters.

Practice head(s):

Ásgeir Ragnarsson; Halldór Karl Halldórsson

Other key lawyers:

Gunnar Thor Thorarinsson

Key clients

Kvika bank hf.

Íslandsbanki hf.

European Investment Bank

ABN AMRO

Danske Bank

Reykjavík Data Center hf

DC Advisory

Asian Development Bank

RPC Group PLC

Alvogen and Alvotech

Barclays Bank plc

Arion Bank hf.

JP Morgan

Citibank

HSBC

Nordic Investment bank

Japan Bank

BNP PARIPAS

Stefnir hf.

Microsoft

Rabo Bank

Iceland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The team at BBA//Fjeldco is led by M&A experts Baldvin Björn Haraldsson and Einar Baldvin Árnason. Specialising in corporate, commercial and energy law, the group counts major clients including Icelandair, Macquarie and Microsoft on its impressive roster. The practice leverages the firm's offices in Reykjavik and London to handle the key international aspects of mandates. In particular, the team has a strong track record in M&A, acting for buyers and sellers in the telecoms, energy and real estate sectors. Ásgeir Ragnarsson is the key name to note for matters concerning capital markets and company law issues, and Halldór Karl Halldórsson is also active in the space.

Practice head(s):

Baldvin Björn Haraldsson; Einar Baldvin Árnason

Other key lawyers:

Ásgeir Ragnarsson; Halldór Karl Halldórsson

Testimonials

‘BBA//Fjeldco provided great insight into the Icelandic market for us. I found them easy to work with and able to translate the Icelandic context for us in a straightforward way. They were also innovative and commercial in their perspectives.’

‘Baldvin Björn Haraldsson was a great partner who led the project for me. He was available, resourceful, creative, and organised a strong product from his team. He helped us navigate some tricky situations with well considered perspectives while also offering new ideas.’

‘Most experienced partners in Iceland when it comes to corporate law. Head and shoulders above other practices,’

‘Einar Baldvin Árnason is very skilled and honest in his work. Always willing to go the extra mile, night and day. He makes the client feel like they are his only priority.’

‘The team is responsive and service orientated, works fast when required, always available and delivers material and documents on time. They are experienced in transactions and offer valuable insights and advice on contracts.’

‘Attention and focus on deals from most senior partners. They are easy to access any time and are exceptionally solution oriented in their whole approach during deal making. I think their hands on approach and strong problem solving skill set is their greatest asset.’

‘The BBA//Fjeldco team has provided our company quick, professional, adequate and constructive support in the matter they have supported us on. The individuals involved have had the right level of expertise, communicated in a clear manner and shown good knowledge on where to seek information. Our contacts have also shown appropriate level of contacts in the Icelandic society and business environment so we are very pleased on the support provided and the performance by the team.’

‘Einar Baldvin Árnason is probably the most experienced M&A lawyer in Iceland. He has a completely unique approach to projects where he is not only conducting paperwork but also providing solutions which are facilitating the transactions.’

Key clients

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Europe (MIRA)

Icelandair Group hf.

Norsk Hydro

Luxottica Group (Armani Exchange, Chanel, Bvlgari , Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, Oakley etc),

Aviation Fuelling Services Norway AS.

Amazon Data Services

Alvogen and Alvotech

Arctic Green Energy

Kvika bank hf.

Íslandsbanki hf.

Stefnir hf.

RPC Group PLC

Arion Bank hf.

JP Morgan

Citibank

Goldman Sachs

TM hf.

Nordic Investment bank

Japan Bank

Nox Holding ehf.

CIT Group Inc.

Landsvirkjun hf.

Danske Bank A/S and Nordea Bank AB

ABN Amro bank

Expedia

Cisco

Microsoft

Valitor hf.

Iceland > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

The team at BBA//Fjeldco advises clients on corporate restructurings and transactional and contentious insolvency mandates. Jointly led by Einar Baldvin Árnason and Gunnar Thor Thorarinsson, the practice counts Sports Direct, the Turkish Development Bank and Tommi’s Burger Joint on its diverse client roster. In a recent highlight, the group was involved in Icelandair's voluntary restructuring, a process which involved the participation of stakeholders and the national government. The practice recently welcomed Claire Broomhead from LOGOS and Páll Jóhannesson from SKR Legal Services.

Practice head(s):

Einar Baldvin Árnason; Gunnar Thor Thorarinsson

Other key lawyers:

Claire Broomhead; Páll Jóhannesson

Key clients

Eaton Vance Management

Alvotech and Alvogen

TBJ Group

Turkish Development Bank, World Bank

Nox Holding ehf.

Diversis Capital

Kvika bank hf.

Íslandsbanki hf.

ODDEG – Office Djiboutien de Développementde l’Energie Géothermique

SportsDirect.com Retail Limited

The Collectivié de Strasbourg Metropole

Glitnir hf.

Arion Bank hf.

LBI ehf.

Kaupthing ehf.

Byr Savings Bank

Iceland > Dispute resolution Tier 2

BBA//Fjeldco's dispute resolution department counts the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and Securitas as key clients on its roster. Led by Thorir Júlíusson and Baldvin Björn Haraldsson, who specialise in financial matters and winding-up issues respectively, the team handles commercial litigation, damages claims and derivatives disputes. In addition, clients also benefit from its experience in real estate and shareholder arbitration proceedings at a domestic and international level. Hafliði Kristján Lárusson is a key contact for IP and technology cases.

Practice head(s):

Thorir Júlíusson; Baldvin Björn Haraldsson

Other key lawyers:

Hafliði Kristján Lárusson

Testimonials

‘The person I worked with was very easy to get along with and was concerned about my success as a client. I appreciate this and I am very satisfied with the cooperation with him.’

Key clients

Origo hf.

LBI ehf.

Eik fasteignafélag hf.

Securitas hf.

FI fasteignafelag slhf.

Mannverk

CRI ehf.

The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce

FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)

Harpa Concert Hall

Resulting from a merger of two leading corporate law firms in Iceland, BBA//Fjeldco is a first-class, full-spectrum corporate law firm.

BBA//Fjeldco is constantly ranked as a leading law firm in Iceland regarding corporate and commercial law. .

Dure to its distinguished reputation and first-rate expertise, the firm has been entrusted by its local and inter­national clients to provide advice and assistance on many of Iceland’s biggest and most complicated financing and M&A deals, as well as the country’s most important PFI and energy projects.

Consistent com­mendation by the firm’s well-respected and highly regarded clients has resulted in a continuous top-tier ranking by all the major ranking firms during the last decade. The firm has over 30 specialised corporate lawyers, with qualifications in Iceland, England, France and New York.

BBA//Fjeldco has offices in Reykjavik and London, together with operations in France

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and Acquisitions Baldvin Björn Haraldsson baldvin@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0503
Mergers and Acquisitions Halldór Karl Halldórsson halldor@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0504
Corporate & Commercial Baldvin Björn Haraldsson baldvin@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0503
Corporate & Commercial Halldór Karl Halldórsson halldor@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0504
Competition Law Einar Baldvin Árnason einarbaldvin@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0518
Banking and Finance Ásgeir Árni Ragnarsson asgeir@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0501
Employment and Labour Law Haflidi Kristján Lárusson haflidi@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0502
Energy Law Baldvin Björn Haraldsson baldvin@bbafjeldco.is +354 5500503
PFI/PPP Baldvin Björn Haraldsson baldvin@bbafjeldco.is +354 5500503
Capital Markets Ásgeir Árni Ragnarsson asgeir@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0501
Capital Markets Gunnar Thor Thorarinsson gunnar@bbafjeldco.is +44 (0) 7595 057460
Financial Services/Fintech Haflidi Kristján Lárusson haflidi@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0502
Restructuring and Insolvency Einar Baldvin Árnason einarbaldvin@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0518
Dispute Resolution Thorir Júlíusson thorir@bbafjeleco.is +354 550 0507
Data Protection/Privacy Haflidi Kristján Lárusson haflidi@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0502
Aviation Law and Aircraft Financing Haflidi Kristján Lárusson haflidi@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0502
IP & Technology Law Haflidi Kristján Lárusson haflidi@bbafjeldco.is +354 550 0502
Photo Name Position Profile
 Einar Baldvin Árnason  photo Einar Baldvin Árnason Partner
 Baldvin Björn Haraldsson  photo Baldvin Björn Haraldsson Partner
Mr Bjarki Diego  photo Mr Bjarki Diego Counsel
 Halldór Karl Halldórsson  photo Halldór Karl Halldórsson Managing Partner
 Thorir Júlíusson  photo Thorir Júlíusson Partner
 Haflidi Kristján Lárusson  photo Haflidi Kristján Lárusson Partner
 Ásgeir Ragnarsson  photo Ásgeir Ragnarsson Partner
Number of lawyers : 30
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