- Corporate law
- Corporate investments
- Restructuring of companies
- Bankruptcy law
- Contract law
- Securities law
- Supreme Court Attorney, 2018
- Appeal Court Attorney, 2018
- District Court Attorney, 2008
- University of Iceland, Mag. Jur., 2007
- The Commercial College of Iceland, 2002
Acquisition and development of Orkureitur neighbourhood in Reykjavik by Safir byggingar ehf.
BBA//Fjeldco acted for Safír byggingar ehf., a real estate development company and constructor, in the ISK 5,1 billion acquisition of “Project Orkureitur”, a new BREEM certified sustainable neighbourhood in Reykjavík covering 40,000 m2, including 436 apartments, plus shops and services. BBA//Fjeldco acted as legal counsel to Safír byggingar ehf. in relation to the acquisition and in respect of all applicable areas in both the acquisition and future development of the area, including by conducting a due diligence review of the area, negotiating and documenting the share purchase agreement agreements, finance documents, structuring and drafting subscription and share purchase agreements for investors as well as all corporate matters with regards to the transaction and the ongoing operations of the company. BBA//Fjeldco also advised Safír byggingar ehf. on financing in relation to development which was conducted both via new equity from investors and third party bank loans. Furthermore, BBA//Fjeldco advises Safír byggingar on an ongoing basis with all corporate, employee and planning matters in relation to the project.
BBA//Fjeldco advises Harpa conference hall in a precential dispute with IAV ehf.
BBA//Fjeldco acted for Harpa in a dispute with IAV hf. (one of the largest contractor companies in Iceland for the past few decades) regarding recognition of liability. This is the first time an Icelandic court decides on the choice of law between the current and previous statutes of limitations in with regard to contractual damages under contracts made before the entry into force of the current statute, as well as the effect of indirect involvements in court proceedings in that regard.
Geymslur acquitted in the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of Iceland has ruled that the storage company Geymslur ehf., that leased storage spaces in Miðhraun Garðabær, is not liable for damages caused by a fire outbreak in the year 2018.
BBA//Fjeldco represented Geymslur ehf. on all judicial levels. The company was acquitted by the district court, Landsréttur the appeal court as well as by the Supreme Court.
The city of Reykjavík must tender it purchases of electricity
The Public Procurement Complaints Commission has ruled that the city of Reykjavík must tender its purchases of electricity and was fined a total of ISK 8.000.000,- for breaching the Act on Public Procurement.
The Commission came to this conclusion following Íslensk orkumiðlun ehf.’s complaint in early 2020 whereby Íslensk orkumiðlun ehf. demanded that the electricity purchase agreements between the city and Orka náttúrunnar ohf. would be nullified and the city would be required to tender its electricity purchases.
BBA//Fjeldco represented Íslensk orkumiðlun ehf.
BBA//Fjeldco advises Securitas in tendering process with Veitur
In February 2021 Veitur Utilities, the largest utility company in Iceland, accepted Securitas‘s bid for the installation of 160,000 smart meters for Veitur’s customers.
By switching to smart meters Veitur will have access to more information and have better oversight over the utility mains and allows it to charge its customers monthly based on actual energy consumption rather then on estimates. The contract value is c.a. ISK 1,800 million.
BBA//Fjeldco’s attorneys Þórir Júlíusson and Friðbert Þór Ólafsson assisted Securitas in the tendering process and provided legal advice in relation to the documentation of the agreement.
BBA//Fjeldco assists Noona in relation to Salt Pay’s investment in Noona
The start-up company Noona recently secured a 1,2 million EUR or ISK 190 million funding from Salt Pay. With the investment Salt Pay acquired a 20% stake in the company. Noona, which provides an online marketplace for service providers and a booking system, will use the funding to expand its services outside of Iceland.
BBA//Fjeldco’s attorneys Þórir Júlíusson, Stefán Björn Stefánsson and Friðbert Þór Ólafsson provided Noona with legal advice in relation to Salt Pay’s investment in Noona.
Restructuring of Icelandair Group hf.
BBA//Fjeldco acted for lenders and lessors of Icelandair Group hf. in providing Icelandic law advice in a voluntary financial restructuring with the participation of both Icelandair Group hf. stakeholders as well as the Icelandic Government. The restructuring was a result of an altered operative environment due to COVID-19.
BBA//Fjeldco acted for CIT BANK in relation to USD 65 million refinancing of Icelandair
In December 2019 CIT Bank served as sole lender and facility agent on a $30 and $35 million secured financing for Icelandair Group, the nationalcarrier of Iceland. The financing is part of a refinancing due to theredemption of bonds, issued by Icelandair, earlier this year.
ACTING FOR LBI EHF. IN THREE SEPARATE TORT PROCEEDINGS
BBA//Fjeldco is acting for LBI ehf. in three separate tort proceedings and where the combined value exceeds ISK 50 billion.
Private placement of Arion bank hf.
We served as the Icelandic advisor to each of the buyers in relation to the private placement of shares in Arion Bank, owned via Kaupthing’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Kaupskil ehf.