Mr Einar Baldvin Árnason > BBA//Fjeldco > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile

BBA//Fjeldco
HÖFÐATORGI
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105 REYKJAVÍK
Iceland

Position

Partner

Career

Practice area

  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial and Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Administrative Law
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Languages

Icelandic, English and Danish.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, M.L.I. (Master of Legal Institutions) 2007
  • Admitted in Iceland 2000
  • University of Iceland, Cand. jr. 1999

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > Restructuring and insolvency

Following its 2019 merger, BBA//Fjeldco‘s practice is instructed on some of Iceland’s leading restructuring and insolvency mandates spanning takeovers, private equity investments and refinancings. On the contentious side, the group has recently acted in D&O cases and disputes over share purchase agreements. In a recent non-contentious highlight, Ásgeir Ragnarsson advised Arion Bank on its takeover of the Nordic company Travelco following its default on loans owed to the client, representing one of few successful enforcements of a share pledge agreement of this type to take place in a Nordic country. Group co-head Einar Baldvin Árnason stands out for his active role in mandates emerging from the financial crash, and fellow co-head Gunnar Thor Thorarinsson assisted bondholders of Iceland’s failed banks with restructuring issues and high-value settlement negotiations.

Iceland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Einar Baldvin ÁrnasonBBA//Fjeldco

BBA//Fjeldco‘s ‘solution oriented‘ practice has recently benefited from notable team growth with five lawyers joining the group in mid-2019 and a new London office, which was added following the merger between BBA and Fjeldsted & Blöndal. With a high-profile client roster, which includes major international banks and corporations, the team regularly handles acquisitions in the telecoms, energy and real estate sectors, and has notable expertise in refinancing and restructuring mandates. Einar Baldvin Árnason, who is praised as ‘the best in his field‘, routinely acts for Icelandic companies and investment funds on corporate and commercial law matters. Qualified to practice in Iceland and France, co-head Baldvin Björn Haraldsson has a strong track record in M&A transactions and winding-up proceedings, and Ásgeir Ragnarsson, who is qualified in Iceland and New York, handles M&A, capital markets transactions and regulatory matters. Co-head Halldór Karl Halldórsson is also a key name to note.