Lex Law Offices

Iceland

Address:
Borgartún 26
105 Reykjavík
Iceland

+354 590 2600

+354 590 2606


Quick facts:

Number of partners: 20
Number of associates: 20
Languages: Icelandic, English, German, French, Scandinavian languages
Network memberships: World Services Group, Energy Law Group


Managing Partner
Örn Gunnarsson
orn@lex.is

Meet the team.

LEX is one of Iceland’s leading law firms, providing clients with a comprehensive range of services on a wide spectrum of financial, corporate and commercial issues, as well as other aspects of the law. It is the firm’s policy to meet the legal requirements of our clients in the context of ever-changing local and international markets.

Over the past decades, LEX has successfully acted on behalf of a large number of internationally respected corporations, organizations and private individuals both in Iceland and abroad.

Among LEX’s clients are major local and international banks, financial institutions, merchants and ship owners, along with a large number of municipalities, government organizations, insurance companies, manufacturers, businesses, media outlets, utilities and private individuals.

Banking, finance and capital markets:
Ólafur Haraldsson
olafur@lex.is

Recent transactional highlights:
LEX is an important provider of legal services to all three major banks in Iceland, Arion Bank, Islandsbanki and Landsbankinn. LEX also provides legal advice to Kvika Bank hf., a specialized investment bank focusing on asset management and capital markets. Additionally, LEX has advised a holding company owned by the Central Bank of Iceland in several projects in the financial sector. LEX is the legal advisor for the Depositors‘ and Investors‘ Guarantee Fund (TIF). 

M&A, Corporate & Commercial:
Helgi Jóhannesson
helgi@lex.is

Recent transactional highlights:
LEX’s due diligence team has conducted a due diligence review on several of Iceland’s largest companies, including regular DD work for real estate company Reginn hf., listed on the Iceland Stock Exchange (NASDAQ OMX Iceland). Further, LEX continually provides advice on corporate law amongst other to its clients, including Bergur-Huginn ehf., one of Iceland’s largest shipping companies, real estate company Reginn hf., Olíuverzlun Íslands hf. (OLÍS), the oldest oil company in Iceland, holding company Sjávarsýn ehf., shipping companies Samskip hf. and Jonar hf., and Costco, the US retailer.