Aviation, Maritime and Transport

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 Icelandic law firm in Aviation, Air law, Maritime and Road Transport law.

The LOGOS team of air law and aviation specialists advises airlines, aircraft lessors, aircraft trading companies and banks on all aspects of aircraft financing and leasing. Among the firm’s long-standing clients is the Icelandic flag carrier Icelandair as well as a number of international aircraft leasing companies. 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 insurance companies 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. Partner Erlendur Gíslason is a member of the Nordic Contact Group established under the auspices of the Aviation Working Group in relation to the implementation of the Cape Town Convention in the Nordic countries and has advised the Icelandic Ministry of Justice in the implementation of the Cape Town Convention in Iceland.

Rankings (2019)

Chambers Europe
LOGOS is listed as a "Band 1" firm in Shipping

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