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Juris

Corporate/Commercial

3 ranked lawyersBand 2IcelandEurope 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Juris

Corporate/Commercial

3 ranked lawyersBand 2IcelandEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Provides a comprehensive service on a wide range of corporate and commercial issues. Cross-border work is a key focus, offering a number of English-qualified lawyers. Often advises on international investments and M&A transactions, as well as project finance and international contracts. Further experience handling corporate restructuring mandates. Specific sector expertise spans banking and finance, real estate and hospitality.

Strengths

One client describes the lawyers as "commercial, creative and open to discussing any options."

Another source lauds the team's "thorough understanding of cross-border issues."

Work highlights

Assisted Kapaldalur with the transfer of shares and changes to the corporate structure ahead of the financing and merger procedure with FusionHealth, with the purpose of forming Nox Health.

Notable practitioners

Halldór Jónsson represents clients in high-value corporate and real estate transactions, often including multi-jurisdictional aspects. "He provides a calm and reassuring presence in negotiations, with a straightforward and pleasant approach which ensures a smooth completion of matters," reports one client.

Simon Knight routinely handles acquisitions and financing mandates and is particularly noted by sources for his cross-border expertise. Clients confirm that he is "diligent, meticulous and responds swiftly to any enquiries."

Vífill Harðarson frequently advises clients on real estate acquisitions, debt refinancing mandates and distribution agreements. Clients believe he is "very good in finance documentation and corporate matters."

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Overview

Operating from our offices in Reykjavík, Juris provides premium quality, full-service legal advice to international and domestic clients from a variety of sectors. Our unique team of experienced Icelandic and English corporate and commercial lawyers brings a depth of expertise in all aspects of corporate and commercial matters, including in tax, banking and finance, commercial, corporate, competition, EU law, insolvency and restructuring.

Recent work highlights

  • Advised Summa Rekstrarfélag and a conglomerate of Icelandic institutional investors on a hybrid equity and debt investment in the $300 million PCC BakkiSilicon development in northern Iceland;
  • Advised Eyja Fjárfestingarfélag on the sale of the Domino‘s pizza franchise in Iceland and Norway, establishment of Joe and the Juice in Iceland, re-establishment and sale of Hard Rock Café in Iceland, and acquisition of a stake in the Gló restaurant chain; and
  • Advised in establishing an online sales platform in collaboration with a leading Icelandic online and e-commerce payments solutions company.

Members

Blöndal, Lárus

Harðarson, Vífill

Harðarson, Vífill

Jónsson, Halldór

Knight, Simon

Magnússon, Finnur

Nichols, Katherine

Clients

Árvakur hf.

Aurora Stream ehf.

Bakkastakkur slhf.

Borgun hf.

Eyja Fjarfestingafélag ehf.

GAMMA Capital Management hf.

Gjögur hf.

Halicilla Ltd.

Iceland Pelagic ehf.

ÍSAM ehf.

Ísfélag Vestmannaeyja

Ísfélag Vestmannaeyja hf.

Íslandsbanki hf.

Íslandspóstur hf.

Já hf.

KPMG

Kristinn hf.

Lýsi hf.

Norðurturninn hf.

Oddi Umbuðir og Prentun ehf.

Orkusalan ehf.

Primex ehf.

Rarik ehf.

Reginn hf.

RÚV ohf.

Síminn hf.

Summa Rékstrarfélag hf.

Sunnuvellir slhf.

Industries

Banking

Financial services

Food and drink producers

Media

Mining and metals

Private clients/individuals

Real estate finance

Software and computer services

Sports

Telecommunications

Travel and leisure

Utilities

Corporate/Commercial Department

Juris

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Department location

Borgartún 26

Reykjavik

Höfuðborgarsvæði

Iceland

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Iceland

Corporate/Commercial


Halldór Jónsson
Band 3
Simon Knight
Band 3
Vífill Harðarson
Band 3