Firm Profile > Lagahvoll > Reykjavik, Iceland

Lagahvoll
BANKASTRÆTI 5
101 REYKJAVÍK
Iceland

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Demonstrating notable expertise in bond issuances, M&A transactions, start-up finance work and venture agreements, the team at Lagahvoll is jointly led by Daði Bjarnason and Jóhann Tómas Sigurðsson. The group is also well-versed in matters pertaining to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive as well as the evaluation of companies targeted for acquisition. Clients also benefit from its strong track record in share purchasing and shareholder agreements.

Practice head(s):

Daði Bjarnason; Jóhann Tómas Sigurðsson

Testimonials

‘Better than the others I have instructed!’

‘Outstanding team!’

Key clients

Félagsbústaðir hf.

Verðbréfamiðstöð Íslands hf.

Dohop hf.

Múlakaffi

Beka ehf.

Vistbyggð ehf.

Félag eldri borgara og nágrenni

Gleðipinnar ehf.

Flotferðir ehf.

HT 1 ehf.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Lagahvoll's commercial, corporate and M&A group is led by Daði Bjarnason and Jóhann Tómas Sigurðsson who are experts in banking and company law. The team advises clients in the financial industry on bond issuances, M&A transactions, start-up matters and joint venture agreements; clients also benefit from the practice's strong track record in risk review and crisis management issues.

Practice head(s):

Daði Bjarnason; Jóhann Tómas Sigurðsson

Key clients

Félagsbústaðir hf. (Reykjavík Social Housing).

Verðbréfamiðstöð Íslands hf.

Dohop hf.

Múlakaffi

Beka ehf.

Vistbyggð ehf.

Félag eldri borgara og nágrenni

Gleðipinnar ehf.

Flotferðir ehf.

HT 1 ehf.

Lagahvoll is an independent law firm with a strong focus on impartiality and independence.

The firm offers specialized legal services with an emphasis on commercial and financial law. The partners at Lagahvoll have extensive knowledge and experience from within the financial industry as well as unique and exclusive expertise.

The firm represents both large and small companies as well as individuals, including professional investors. The client list includes domestic and international financial institutions, private equity funds, UCITS, Non-UCUTIS, professional and venture funds, corporations and investors. The partners of Lagahvoll have been involved in the field of banking and corporate finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring and general corporate, competition and commercial law.  Lagahvoll also has advised corporations on business travels and immigration issues to Iceland.

The firm has a strong focus on ESG issues, and advised on the first social bond issued in Iceland.

Lagahvoll´s lawyers are admitted before the courts of Iceland and New York State.

For more information, please visit www.lagahvoll.is

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Dadi Bjarnason dadi@lagahvoll.is +354.864.8587
Partner Johann Tomas Sigurdsson johann@lagahvoll.is +354.8.560.560
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Daði Bjarnason photo Mr Daði Bjarnason Partner
Mr Jóhann Sigurðsson  photo Mr Jóhann Sigurðsson Partner
English (fluent)
Icelandic
Danish and other Scandinavian languages
New York State Bar (individual membership)

The partners of Lagahvoll provides legal advice to lower income families and non-Icelandic citizens on immigration issues at a reduced rate (as part of a pro bono mandate).

There is a great need for legal assistance to applicants and individuals, including individuals who are placed in removal proceedings.

The project has been successful, with the Directorate of Immigration now nominating Lagahvoll´s partners as representatives of individuals that need legal advice on immigration issues

Furthermore, the partners of Lagahvoll, in addition to increasing the firm´s commitment to assisting lower income families, have been assisting with incorporation of new enterprises and other legal work.


Lagahvoll has been specialising in cross-border work both for their domestic clients as well as providing international clients, who have business interests in Iceland, with help regarding legal issues in Iceland as well as in gaining access to the Icelandic market. 

The Clients 

Lagahvoll brings clients exceptional services at reasonable prices. The firm has worked with a diverse range of clients including:  

  • Various international companies. 
  • One of Iceland´s biggest issuers of securities in Iceland.  
  • IT company with vast international operations.  

The firm has advised international clients both with regards to corporate matters, such as investing in domestic entities, as well as on litigation issues. Furthermore, the team has advised international corporations with regards to ensuring that business travellers have necessary permits in Iceland and by so reducing compliance risk. 

The team 

Lagahvoll team consists of members, being a part of international bar association, with a unique experience in the venture and entrepreneurial area having focused on finding, creating or assisting new companies (ventures) where there are opportunities in the Icelandic market, providing stakeholders (such as investors, management team) with advice in establishing and developing new companies.  The firm´s commercially focused approach means that your business gets more than just legal advice.