Mr Jóhann Sigurðsson > Lagahvoll > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile





Lagahvoll slf., Reykjavik, Iceland, Partner, from March 2014

MP banki hf. (now Kvika banki hf.), Reykjavik, Iceland

Head of Corporate Development, CEO´s Office, from September 2011 to April 2014

Head of Legal Division and Compliance Officer, from April 2006 to August 2011

Member of the ALCO, CC and Executive Committee of MP Bank from 2006

Secretary of the Board of Directors from 2006


English (fluent)


Admission to the New York State Bar as Attorney at Law in 2004
Certified Securities Broker, 2001
Admission to Icelandic Bar Association in 2000


New York University School of Law, New York, NY

LL.M. in Corporation Law, May 2003

University of Iceland, Law Faculty, Reykjavik, Iceland

Candidati juris, J.D. equivalent, June 1999

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > Banking, finance and capital markets

Lagahvoll’s caseload includes bond issuances and corporate financing matters, as well as advising its list of corporate clients on the financial aspects of M&A transactions, investments, start-ups and venture agreements. Daði Bjarnason, who is ‘always ready and willing to assist’ banks, brokerage and securities companies with financial and restructuring issues, jointly leads the team alongside Jóhann Sigurðsson. Key clients include travel tech company Dohop, Félagsbústaðir and Félag eldri borgara og nágrenni.

Iceland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Jóhann SigurðssonLagahvoll

Lagahvoll advises its roster of long-standing clients across the retail, food processing, real estate and financial industry sectors, among others, on M&A transactions, investments, start-ups and venture agreements, as well as bond issuances. Also noted for its expertise in crisis management and risk analysis work, the team is jointly led by founding partner Daði Bjarnason, who focuses on financial and restructuring issues, and senior partner Jóhann Sigurðsson.