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Landslög Law Offices

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Impressive dispute resolution team highly regarded for its expertise in finance and public sector litigation. Boasts an array of active and experienced litigators who advise on a broad range of general commercial disputes. Its varied practice includes representing Icelandic banks in the area of restructuring litigation, as well as acting for individuals on personal injury claims and insurance disputes.

Work highlights

Represented QBE International Insurance in a civil procedure initiated by Landsbanki in relation to D&O insurance practices in Iceland.

Notable practitioners

Grímur Sigurðsson is highly regarded for his expertise in banking and insolvency disputes. "He is a strong litigator," reports one interviewee.

Jóhannes Karl Sveinsson is a leading lawyer in dispute resolution, regularly advising local authorities on litigation mandates in relation to financial and public procurement regulation. He is additionally experienced in arbitration proceedings for energy and construction companies.

Viðar Lúðvíksson highly acclaimed by sources, who describe him as a "very smart" and "experienced litigator." He assists leading international companies with a range of litigation mandates, including in relation to insurance regulation.

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Overview

English insurers have hired Vidar Ludviksson to handle claims made against them under D&O policies purchased by Landsbanki Islands hf., which entered winding-up proceedings. The ongoing cases (lodged in 2011 and 2012) are landmark cases and among the largest and most complex in Icelandic civil procedure.  They were followed closely by the U.K. insurance market and were the longest in Icelandic legal history.

Landslog act for the Central Bank in a high-profile case brought by the international fishing company Samherji for compensation for alleged loss in relation to the Central Bank's investigation.

Landslog handle a 250-participant class action, lodged in October 2015, the first of its kind in Iceland, against the former largest owner of the Landsbanki Islands bank.

Landslog acted for K2 Agency Ltd. (a U.K. based artist agency) in collecting a claim owed by a music festival producer in Iceland to the heavy metal band Slayer.

Landslog were lead counsel in arbitration proceedings on behalf of Landsvirkjun (The National Power Company) against Elkem International for the determination of power prices to a ferrosilicon plant in Iceland.

Landslog acted for the international construction company Munch in successful arbitration proceedings against the National Hopital in Iceland.

Landslog acted for Isavia in relation to their dispute with Air Lease Corporation USA regarding Isavia's impounding of ALC's Airbus A320 aircraft. 

Members
Clients

Central Bank of Iceland

Hagar hf.

Icelandic Prime Contractors – IAV

Isavia (Icelandic Airport and Air Traffic Management)

Islandsbanki – bank

Kaupthing hf.

QBE Corporate Ltd.

QBE International Insurance Ltd.

University of Iceland Lottery

Industries

Arbitration

Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Settlements

Dispute Resolution Department

Landslög Law Offices

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Department location

Borgartun 26

5th floor

Reykjavik

Höfuðborgarsvæði

Iceland

105

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Iceland

Dispute Resolution


Grímur Sigurðsson
Band 3
Jóhannes Karl Sveinsson
Band 1
Viðar Lúðvíksson
Band 2