Administrative and Developement law
We handle the issuing of official complaints to all official authorities, including the planning authorities. Furthermore we offer expert opinions on the legal status of individuals and companies under Administrative Law as well as advising official governmental bodies and private companies on issues regarding Administrative and Development Law.
Aviation, Maritime and Transport
Our Aviation Law experts have vast experience in all aspects of aircraft registration and the selling and acquisition of aircraft. LOGOS advises airlines, aircraft lessors, aircraft trading companies and banks on all aspects of aircraft financing, such as leasing, sale and leasebacks, outright sales and debt financing.
Banking and Finance
LOGOS has a strong and versatile banking and finance team, with lawyers specialising in a variety of banking and finance areas. LOGOS is highly regarded for its performance in this area of law and its reputation has confirmed its position in legal surveys carried out in Iceland, such as Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000 and Legal500. The firm offers a wide range of services in finance. Over the years we have acted for both domestic and international financial institutions as well as for corporate borrowers.
Corporate finance and capital markets
LOGOS is a leader in providing advice relating to securities and trading in securities. According to Legal500, LOGOS “has an excellent reputation in the market, and handles a mix of restructurings, new-money financings and capital markets work.” Although most of our projects are related to the sale and acquisition of securities of various types, we also have extensive knowledge of the duties and obligations of companies entering the stock market, insider trading and major holding announcements.
LOGOS has overseen the processing of matters by competition authorities and monopoly commissions for various clients, including alleged misuse of market share or unlawful cooperation. Furthermore, our team has acted as adviser on a number of company mergers, both domestically and internationally. LOGOS is rated a 1st tier firm in EEA and competition by Legal500 and the firm experts have lectured extensively on the topic at the University of Iceland.
Corporate and Commercial
The LOGOS team has vast experience in all sectors of Corporate law and our work in the field includes providing advice regarding securities trading, loan agreements, banking and stock exchange matters. The team is well-versed in due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and listings and an extensive part of our finance work has involved advising on financial restructuring, capital transfer, project finance and various cases in the financial market.
Construction, Project Finance and Public Procurement
Legal500 rates LOGOS as a 1st tier firm within Projects and PFI. “Headed by Hjordis Halldorsdottir, LOGOS legal services handles a range of work for state and private entities. Erlendur Gislason has a strong reputation, and, as well as handling work for the Government Construction Contracting Agency, advises domestic drilling company Jardboranir on projects worldwide for the drilling of geothermal wells.”
Employment and benefits
Ranked in band 1 by Chambers and Partners’ Europe Guide, the LOGOS team is known for advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, including employee remuneration schemes, work permits and collective bargaining agreement.
With over a century’s experience of the Icelandic legislation, our team has both a deep understanding and a broad experience of the functioning of Iceland’s energy laws. In Reykjavik, leading partners Arni Vilhjalmsson and Olafur Arinbjorn Sigurdsson both have extensive proficiency in the field and have dealt with numerous cases related to Energy Law.
At LOGOS we have experts in different aspects of EU/EEA law. Our experts have studied European law in some of the best universities in Europe, worked at the institutions of the EU and EFTA and practised EU law extensively. LOGOS has assisted both domestic and international parties in litigation before the EFTA Surveillance Authority, the European Commission, the EFTA Court and the European Court of Justice.
We have successfully advised a diverse range of distressed enterprises, including private equity firms, a major shipping line, a pharmaceutical group and savings funds to name but a few. The expertise, size and flexibility of the firm ensures that the optimum amount of experienced staff are committed to each case, which makes LOGOS an excellent choice when seeking advice on insolvency and restructuring in Iceland.
Insurance and torts
The experience and expertise of LOGOS’ tort and insurance team covers all aspects of this field, ranging from the representation of individuals in personal injury cases to insurance coverage of large commercial policy holders.
IT and IP. Media and entertainment
The LOGOS IT, IP, Media and Entertainment team has acted in various disputes regarding the unauthorised use of intellectual property, such as trademarks and patents and also has significant experience of assisting with data protection matters.
Litigation and arbitration
Our team of specialist litigation, arbitration and regulatory attorneys offers expert advice across all our fields of practise and undertake litigation and representation on behalf of clients before government authorities, domestic and international courts and arbitration committees.
Mergers and acquisitions
LOGOS´ M&A experts have a reputation for providing exceptional legal services in most areas of the economy, and have taken an active role in a majority of the largest Icelandic mergers & acquisitions in recent years. Our M&A team´s knowledge and experience ensures that our clients´ best interests are always catered for.
Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnical legal environment is extensive and complicated, particularly regarding registration and various permit requirements. LOGOS´ Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology lawyers can call upon vast experience in the area, and are renowned for having dealt with various high-profile projects for domestic and international companies.
Property and real estate
The LOGOS team is highly confident in handling all kinds of real estate matters for our clients and any related litigation. We specialize in advice in relation to faulty construction and also advise our clients on real estate transactions.
On the LOGOS tax team there are specialists with degrees in international tax law and international business law, comrising lawyers with a great deal of experience and expertise on a wide range of matters for international investors and financial institutions. Amongst our clients are some of the largest businesses in Iceland, small and medium sized companies, and private asset holders.