Iceland has long been the gateway for the transportation of people and goods between Europe and North America, be it by sea or by air. In addition, considerable knowledge of maritime law has developed around Iceland’s extensive fishing industry.

LOGOS is a leading firm in Aviation, Maritime and Road Transport law.

LOGOS advises airlines, including Icelandair, aircraft lessors, aircraft trading companies and banks. Further, the LOGOS London office has successfully litigated a number of international aircraft related disputes.

Our Maritime and Transport law team is skilled at addressing every legal issue relating to the industry. Over the years we have assisted both Icelandic and international shipping and fishing companies, as well as P&I Clubs, insurance companies and individuals on shipping and transport related issues. A major focus of our work in this field involves advising and representing our long standing client, Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. (Eimskip),  and its subsidiaries in Iceland. Other main clients include the insurance company Vátryggingafélag Íslands hf. (VÍS) and the Icelandic Coast Guard.

Our work in this practice area includes:

  • Aircraft registration.
  • Sale and acquisition of aircraft.
  • Aircraft financing, such as leasing, sale and leasebacks, outright sales,  debt financing security related issues.
  • Transportation of goods, such as cargo claims, time and voyage charters.
  • Personal injury.
  • New building of ocean vessels.
  • Sale and purchase of ocean vessels.

In the field of aviation, both leading partner Erlendur Gislason and of Counsel Othar Orn Petersen are members of the European Air Law Association. 

Rankings (2016)

Chambers Europe
LOGOS is listed as a "Band 1" firm in Shipping
"The lawyers know what they are doing, they know the law and regulations intimately and focus on providing solutions to the problems, most often very quickly as well. If you have a hectic task they are willing to work hard and stay late."

Legal 500
LOGOS is listed as a "Top tier" firm in Maritime and Transport