LOGOS specializes in service to the business sector and is one of the few law firms in Iceland that provides legal services concerning the business world as a whole. Its large group of attorneys enables LOGOS to deal with the largest projects available, ensuring quality, experience, and responsiveness in all kinds of cases. “We are also aware of the importance of monitoring trends and changes in law. That's why we run our own academy within the company, with lessons on a regular basis,” says Áslaug.
LOGOS offers services both in Iceland and abroad. "We are members of Lex Mundi, a large international association of independent law firms that we can contact with one phone call, and thus guarantee our clients the services of powerful lawyers all around the world. In addition, we have been at the very top ranking of quality in Iceland for many years, and foreign ranking bodies, such as Chambers, which evaluate law firms, have given our attorneys their best ranking and selected LOGOS as a leading law firm," says Helga.
Legal Practice is Above All a Service
Guðbjörg Helga Hjartardóttir, a partner at LOGOS, has worked at the firm since she graduated from the legal department of the University of Iceland in 2004. "My main areas of expertise are company law, corporate finance, e.g. loan agreements, mortgage rights, bond issues and the like. I also deal with mergers and acquisitions, including the purchase and sale of companies. Further, I work in the field of financial services and regulations, not least for foreign clients. In general, a large part of my work is spent working for foreign companies of all shapes and sizes . This includes investors and foreign parties who intend to participate in financing or other types of negotiations with Icelandic parties," says Guðbjörg.
Had Thought of Working in a Bank
"It wasn't necessarily my plan to work at a law firm after I graduated from Law school. I always envisioned getting a job in a bank where I would get to work in my field of interest. But I was lucky to get a job at LOGOS in 2004 because here I have had the opportunity to deal with diverse and challenging solutions, while at the same time specializing in what I am most interested in,” says Guðbjörg. In 2006, she acquired the right to litigate before the District Court, an” in 2011 she completed an LL.M. egreee from University College London, focusing on Company Law. “The work is diverse, and you never know what is on the agenda every day. Of course, this can be a demanding job and a lot of work, but that is a bit what attorneys thrive on."
Novelties in Law
"The main novelties in my field mostly concern the recent implementation of various European Union rules and regulations, especially in the field of financial services and capital markets. These rules will have a great impact in Iceland in the coming months. Internally, we have also sharpened our priorities and placed more importance on certain issues where we can be even more helpful to our clients. For instance, we have put more effort into a special banking and financing team, where the focus is on advice and document preparation related to credit issues and corporate financing. We have also focused on energy issues, where there will continue to be a lot of fermentation in the coming years, not least in connection with the forthcoming energy transition. Many different areas of law overlap this field, including company law, the organization and establishment of companies, but also licensing, planning, property law and more. Our size allows us to better bring together a group of employees who specialize in different fields and deal with our customers’ new challenges safely and quickly. Consequently, we are ready when the call comes."
"It is good for all operations to keep the gender ratio as equal as possible, because it is important to get different perspectives on all matters. Our clients and the community consists of all genders and being at odds with that would be bizarre. It also creates a healthier work environment for all employees, as the gender ratio has a direct impact on the working atmosphere."