Erlendur has been partner since 1998 and his primary practice areas are aviation law and aircraft finance. Erlendur is a leading aviation lawyer in Iceland and regularly advises airlines and financiers on all aspects of different aircraft leasing structures, aircraft acquisitions and aircraft financing, as well as aircraft and mortgage registrations in Iceland. He has been nominated as a leading individual by Chambers.
The Aviation Law Practice:
Iceland has long been the gateway for the transportation of people and goods between Europe and North America, be it by sea or by air. In addition, considerable knowledge of maritime law has developed around Iceland’s extensive fishing industry.
LOGOS is a leading firm in Aviation, Maritime and Road Transport law.
LOGOS advises airlines, including Icelandair, aircraft lessors, aircraft trading companies and banks. Further, the LOGOS London office has successfully litigated a number of international aircraft related disputes.
Our Maritime and Transport law team is skilled at addressing every legal issue relating to the industry. Over the years we have assisted both Icelandic and international shipping and fishing companies, as well as P&I Clubs, insurance companies and individuals on shipping and transport related issues. A major focus of our work in this field involves advising and representing our long standing client, Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. (Eimskip), and its subsidiaries in Iceland. Other main clients include the insurance company Vátryggingafélag Íslands hf. (VÍS) and the Icelandic Coast Guard.
The history of LOGOS begins in 1907 when Sveinn Bjornsson, who later became the first president of Iceland, established the Counsel Office. The Counsel Office was also the first law firm ever opened in Iceland.
In the year 2000, The Counsel Office merged with another law firm called Adalsteinsson and Partners, which was established in 1969 by Ragnar Adalsteinsson. This marked the beginning of LOGOS which became the largest law firm in Iceland with a powerful team of lawyers and assistants who specialise in services for the business community using their broad range of experience on behalf of our clients in all aspects of business law practice.
As a part of the natural development of the largest and oldest law firm in Iceland, the London office was set up by Gudmundur J. Oddsson and opened in January 2006. For many years our firm has been instrumental in the expansion of the Icelandic economy as well as being the preferred partner of those looking to invest in Iceland. It was therefore a natural step for the firm to set up offices in London, which was and remains the most important financial centre in the world for Icelandic related businesses. The London office has grown steadily over the years and now has three partners and a total of eleven highly qualified lawyers who hold both British and Icelandic qualifications. LOGOS was the first Icelandic law firm to set up an office in London and remains the only Icelandic law firm with operational offices outside of Iceland.