Juris

Iceland

Address:
Borgartún 26
105, Reykjavík
Iceland

+354 580 4400


Key contacts:

Partner: Simon Knight
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 19 lawyers including three UK-qualified solicitors
Languages spoken: all Nordic languages and English


Juris is a full-service corporate firm known for providing prompt, practical, commercially focused advice. Several of its lawyers have previously worked in-house at major Icelandic and British organisations. 

Juris has a unique profile in that it is the only Icelandic law firm with Icelandic and native English lawyers working together in Reykjavík, enabling it to provide seamless cross-border legal advice, benefitting clients in terms of expertise, accessibility and cost. This, together with its experience in and focus on contentious and non-contentious commercial and financial law and its specialism in tax and competition issues, the latter of which is a key consideration for large corporate and commercial entities given the size of the Icelandic market, makes Juris the ideal choice for business clients.

Juris advises clients from a range of sectors on corporate, commercial and financing transactions including M&A (particularly in the hospitality sector), secured lending (including large-scale maritime financing), infrastructure projects, international investment, project finance and early investment in technology start-ups. In the wake of Iceland’s 2008 banking collapse Juris acted in several successful landmark cases.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Competition
  • Financial restructuring
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Advising: 

  • Summa Rekstrarfélag on its investments in the $300 million BakkiSilicon development in northern Iceland and in Silicor’s proposed $900 million solar silicon plant in south-western Iceland.
  • Aðaltorg ehf. on its construction of an airport hotel using Chinese pre-fabricated modules.
  • Icelandic start-up Rosamosi ehf. on Mullila Music School, its five-star rated children’s music app.
  • ISKS-BAR ehf. as a major stakeholder in the expanding global market for Icelandic skyr (a type of yoghurt).

  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Natural resources
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport
  • Utilities