Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

LEX has one of the most experienced banking and finance teams in Iceland and has established itself as a leading advisor to financial market participants.

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

LEX has one of the most experienced banking and finance teams in Iceland and has established itself as a leading advisor to financial market participants. The LEX team has decades of experience, and its members enjoy diverse backgrounds stemming from banks and other financial institutions, the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority, in addition to having acted as external counsel to various market participants for a number of years. Some of the firm’s clients include major domestic and international financial institutions.

The LEX team provides advice on all aspects of the financial markets and the operations of financial market participants, whether relating to regulations, negotiations, documentation, or other issues. Our team has been involved in most major transactions in the field in recent years.

The LEX team has extensive knowledge of the complex economic, political, and regulatory environment applicable to, not only regulated entities, but also capital market instruments. LEX has provided advice to issuers of both debt and equity instruments, in addition to advising on derivatives, structured finance, and securitisation.

Recent years have seen the financial markets undergo some of the most wide-ranging changes ever. The fast-paced development has provided market participants with unique challenges in operating in an ever-changing economic, political and regulatory environment. Our banking and finance team have been instrumental in guiding market participants through this challenging landscape.

Principal tasks

  • Wide ranging counsel on banking and finance
  • Representation towards the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority and Nasdaq Iceland
  • Documentation, contracts and standard terms & conditions
  • Negotiation, documentation of loan and security transactions as well as other financing instruments
  • Compliance functions
  • Litigation
  • General advice and education to market participants

Some of our Customers

  • Arion banki hf.
  • Íslandsbanki hf.
  • Kvika banki hf.
  • Landsbankinn hf.
  • Íslandssjóðir hf.
  • Fossar markaðir hf.
  • Össur hf.
  • Sjóvá hf.
  • Vátryggingafélag Íslands hf.

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