Mergers and acquisitions

LOGOS’s experts have extensive knowledge in most areas of the economy and have advised on many major agreements on mergers and acquisition in recent years. LOGOS’ assistance includes close collaboration and advice with customers, from initial reflections on business to purchase, sale or merger.

Authorization from public bodies to complete transactions, e.g. merger announcements or the authorization of the Central Bank’s Financial Supervision Authority, calls for the importance of advice . The same goes for discussion on possible conditions from public bodies to the merger at hand, it is important to have experienced advisors to handle such discussion and negotiations.

LOGOS’s experts have extensive knowledge in the economy and have entered into major agreements on mergers and acquisition in recent years. This knowledge and experience ensures that the interests of our customers are safeguarded in all respects.

LOGOS provides legal advice and assistance on all aspects of purchasing and selling companies and businesses, often with a cross-border element. Our lawyers have advised on both public and private mergers and acquisitions and advised buyers, sellers and lenders. LOGOS has been involved with the majority of the largest mergers and acquisitions in recent years. The importance of professional advice in this area cannot be overestimated, as complex legal rules often need to be taken into account. LOGOS’ assistance involves close collaboration and advice with customers, from the first thoughts on a business to a purchase, sale or merger. These include due diligence, bidding and contracting as well as financing agreements. Our M&A team provides a full range of services and works closely with our specialists, such as in banking and finance, competition law and tax.

In connection with mergers and acquisitions, the authorization of public bodies is often required, e.g. competition authorities, the Financial Supervisory Authority of the Central Bank of Iceland or other supervisory bodies. Our team provides a full range of service, including filing notifications and permit applications in the relevant cases, as well as advising on the obligation to notify and probably processing by the authorities. LOGOS has also worked on a number of projects for business vendors. These include project such as evaluation of sales methods, due diligence, preparation of sales data as well as work on detailed tender specifications. LOGOS also provides opinions on the obligation to notify and obtain permission from public bodies.

As an example, we offer advice on:

  • Structure of transactions
  • Due diligence, merger control
  • Project management
  • Financing
  • Tax
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating transaction documents
  • Completion and closing of transactions

The main partners in this field are Óttar Pálsson, who has been given a top rating by the rating firms Chambers and Partners and IFLR1000 when it comes to corporate law; Þórólfur Jónsson, who has been given a top rating by the rating firms Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, and The Legal 500 when it comes to corporate law, and Gunnar Sturluson, who has been rated highly by Chambers and Partners and IFLR1000 when it comes to corporate law.

The Legal 500 - LOGOS is listed as a "Tier 1" firm in Corporate and M&A.

"In-depth and comprehensive legal knowledge. Long standing practice and broad experience. Great team diversity."

- The Legal 500 on commercial, corporate and M&A

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