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Firm Profile

Juris

Firm Profile

Reykjavik

  • Profile
  • Borgartún 26
  • Reykjavik
  • Höfuðborgarsvæði
  • Iceland
  • 105

Firm profile submitted by Juris

Chairman: Sigurbjörn Magnússon
Managing Partners: Andri Árnason, Halldór Jónsson
Number of partners: 9
Number of other lawyers: 9
Languages:  Danish, English, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish

 
Juris is a leading multi-discipline law firm in Iceland with an emphasis on commercial and financial law. The Juris team includes experienced Icelandic and English lawyers, a number of whom have previously worked in-house at major Icelandic and British organisations. Juris advises on a wide range of issues involving Icelandic and English law and is known for providing prompt, practical and commercially focused advice. It is the only Icelandic law firm with native Icelandic and English lawyers working together in Reykjavík, enabling it to provide seamless cross-border legal advice, benefiting clients in terms of expertise, accessibility and cost. With its expertise in banking and litigation, Juris was able to assist clients to deal with the fall-out from the 2008 banking collapse, including successfully representing clients in several landmark Supreme Court cases. Most recently, as the Icelandic economy has continued to recover and investment has started to increase, Juris has been involved in new project finance developments as well as other corporate and financing transactions.



Banking & Finance:

Juris advises clients on a range of banking and finance issues, from project and corporate finance and secured lending to the regulation of financial undertakings, and has particular expertise in advising on cross-border issues and forensic investigations. Juris is highly regarded for its competence in dispute resolution in this sector.
Contact: Simon Knight
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Vífill Harðarson
Email: [email protected]

Competition & EU / EEA:
Juris has significant expertise in competition issues and other matters of EU/EEA law, especially in relation to state aid, alleged anti-competitive behaviour and pleading cases before the EFTA court. Juris represents major players in various sectors that are continuously subject to the scrutiny of the Icelandic Competition Authority. In addition, due to the size and nature of the Icelandic market, many of the firm’s corporate transaction matters also include competition issues and merger notifications.
Contact: Finnur Magnússon
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Stefán A Svensson
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
Juris assists and advises clients in a variety of sectors on the full range of corporate and commercial issues, from drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, to mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions of all sizes including project finance matters. The Juris team of Icelandic and English lawyers is ideally placed to advise on cross-border corporate and commercial transactions. Juris is also highly experienced in tax matters.
Contact: Halldór Jónsson
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Simon Knight
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Resources:
Juris has significant experience in issues relating to energy and resources, particularly in the fields of fishing and electrical production and distribution. Juris provides clients in these sectors with comprehensive legal services necessary for the operation of their business, from regulatory advice to project finance and general commercial agreements.
Contact: Finnur Magnússon
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Lárus Blöndal
Email: [email protected]

Insolvency & Restructuring:
Since the Icelandic banking collapse in 2008 Juris has continued to build on its pre-existing and extensive experience and expertise in this area. Juris has advised many clients in relation to insolvency and restructuring issues, including companies seeking to restructure their affairs, creditors of insolvent companies, public authorities and liquidators seeking to recover value. The Juris team has particular expertise in cross-border insolvency, restructuring and asset recovery.
Contact: Stefán A. Svensson
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Vífill Harðarson
Email: [email protected]

IP, IT & Telecom:
Juris has long been involved in the fields of intellectual property, IT and telecommunications and continues to advise a variety of clients, including established and key market providers as well as start-ups, as their businesses and the markets evolve in line with new technologies.
Contact: Edda Andradóttir
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Simon Knight
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
Juris is one of the leading dispute resolution firms in Iceland, particularly in relation to complex issues where its experienced team is recognised for combining a detailed analytical approach with an appreciation for and consideration of the commercial matters at stake. In recent years Juris has provided expert reports in support of foreign proceedings as well as handling a large amount of litigation arising from the Icelandic banking collapse, including representing liquidators in significant rescission cases, compositions and other claims brought by and against the banks’ estates, as well as being the go-to advisor and representative of the commercial Icelandic banks regarding the legality of various types of loans.
Contact: Andri Árnason
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Stefán A Svensson
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
Juris is a leading Icelandic tax law advisor, including providing clients with tax planning advice, tailoring its approach to the specific commercial needs of each client, as well as communicating with tax authorities on behalf of clients and representing clients before tax authorities. Juris integrates tax advice with general corporate advice thus providing a seamless and comprehensive service to clients.
Contact: Halldór Jónsson
Email: [email protected]

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