Ingibjörg Ólöf Vilhjálmsdóttir

Leaders in Law endorses Ingibjörg Ólöf Vilhjálmsdóttir as our exclusively recommended International Trade Law expert in Iceland. If you wish to get in touch with Ingibjörg please use the contact information provided above.

2012- Co-founder and Partner, Land Lögmenn/Icelandlaw International Legal Services.

2011- 2012 – Founder, International Legal Consulting.

2008- 2010 – Head of Legal, Inventages Venture Capital, Switzerland.

2006- 2008 – Officer, Trade Relations Division, European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Geneva, Switzerland.

1999- 2006 – Lawyer, Head of Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Iceland.

1998- 1999 – Officer, District Commissioner at Seyðisfjorður, East Iceland.

Education:

2003 – LL.M in international and comparative law, George Washington University (GWU).

2000 – Bar Exam, Attorney at Law.

1998 – Cand. juris, University of Iceland.

Teaching, lectures and publications:

2006- 2008 – Lectured at export promotion seminars for EFTA in Indonesia, Colombia, Peru and Lebanon.

2005 – Part-time lecturer in international trade law, University of Bifrost, Iceland.

1999- 2007 – Various lectures and publications on agriculture, administrative law, legislation on access to information, directives, regulations and     policies pertaining to the European economic area and the main principles of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

1998/2003 – Theses: „Trade Remedies“, GWU; and „An introduction to air law, wet and dry leasing of airplaines“, University of Iceland.

Other positions of responsibility:

2014 – Ad-Hoc College member of the EFTA Surveillance Authority.

2013 – Chair of the Board of Directors of the Icelandic Housing Financing Fund.

2012 – Member of the Icelandic Association of Professional and Business Women (FKA).

2011 – 2012 – Member of the Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL), Geneva.

1999 – Chairman of the Livestock Marking Committee, Iceland.

1999 – 2014    Chairmanship/membership of various government committees working on legislation and policy.

1993 – Treasurer of the Icelandic branch of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA).

Areas of practice:

Arbitration, administrative law, agricultural legislation, contracts, corporate law, custody cases, customs rules, debt collection, defamation law, EU/EEA/ESA, free trade agreements, foreign exchange legislation, GATT/WTO, international trade, international transactions, international investments, intellectual property rights, litigation, rules of origin, venture capital investments, tort law.

Languages:

Icelandic, English, reads Danish, Norwegian, French and German.

Firm Description

International experience

The founding partners at LAND have lived in seven countries and dealt with over 50 countries. Through these multinational and multicultural dealings we have gathered a solid understanding of our client’s specific needs and we work hand in hand with our clients to provide culturally sensitive solutions.

We pride ourselves to have a solid reputation as efficient, trustworthy and innovative lawyers and are always reachable by our clients.

Ideally located

Our unique location, between North America and Europe, our international experience, our broad areas of expertise and our determination to deliver make us the ideal partner for international legal services.

 

Stefán Geir Þórisson

Leaders in Law endorses Stefán Geir Þórisson as our exclusively recommended Litigation Law expert in Iceland. If you wish to get in touch with Stefán please use the contact information provided above.

Education

Lycee Pablo Neruda in Grenoble France, Higher Education 1979-1980

Mennraskólinn við Hamrahlíð, student 1982

Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen, studying in German winter 1983-1984

University of Iceland, cand. jur. 1990

District Court Attorney 1992

Supreme Court Attorney 1998

Career

Housing Agency of the State Department of Law 1990 – 1991

Jón Steinar Gunnlaugsson Law Firm 1991 – January 1993

EFTA Surveillance Authority in Geneva and Brussels, from February 1993 to July 1995

Jón Steinar Gunnlaugsson lawyer from August 1995 – January 1998

Lawyers Klapparstíg from 1998 and Forum Lawyers from 2005

Lecturer and Examiner in European Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Iceland 1992 – 1997

Adjunct Attorney at the University of Reykjavík in 2005

Ad hoc-college member of the EFTA Surveillance Authority 1998 – 2002

In the Board of the European Law Institute of Reykjavík, Reykjavík, 2004

Board of Directors of Lögmannafélag Íslands from 2004-2007

District Court Attorney in October 1992

Supreme Court Attorney in February 1998

Categories

European

Company law

Competition

Contract and Claim

tort

administrative Law

Labor and contract law

Litigation

Languages

English, French, Danish and German

Firm Description

Forum lögmenn began its practice and partnership in 1989. Since then, our attorneys have provided comprehensive legal services to individuals, corporations, public institutions, and more.

Our law firm has grown rapidly in recent years which has given our attorneys an opportunity to specialize in specific areas of law. The partners at Forum Lögmenn emphasize quality service and will personally handle your case from beginning to end.

The partners at Forum lögmenn all have substantial litigation experience. They have argued over two thousand court cases before the district courts of Iceland and up to three hundred cases before the Supreme Court. The partners at the law firm have extensive legal knowledge and employ efficient attorneys, business professionals and support staff.

We at Forum lögmenn have emphasized maintaining a good relationship with the law departments of the Icelandic universities and the partners of Forum lögmenn have lectured in the areas of contract law, tort law and EU/EEU law at the law departments of the University of Iceland, Reykjavík University and Bifröst University.

Forum lögmenn practice areas include legal opinions, inheritance law, EU and EEA law, corporate law, custody cases, intellectual property law, pre-nuptial agreements, litigation, competition law, contract law, tort law, divorce cases, bankruptcy and estate law, administrative law, insurance law and labour- and contractor law.

 

Sigurbjorn Thorbergsson

Leaders in Law endorses Sigurbjorn Thorbergsson as our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Iceland. If you wish to get in touch with Sigurbjorn please use the contact information provided above.

Cand. Jur from University of Iceland 1991;

District Court Attorney 1994;

Member of the Icelandic Bar Association since 1994;

Founding partner of TH & L Law Firm in 1997;

General Manager of TCM Innheimta ehf. (TCM Iceland) in 1997;

Member of the Icelandic Antitrust Council 2001–2006;

General Secretary of TCM Group 2005–2007;

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Iceland 2009;

Managing Director TCM Group 2009–2013;

Treasurer TCM Group 2013-2015.

Honorary director TCM Group since 2015 

Firm Description

Thorbergsson & Loftsdottir law firm was established in 1997 and has since then specialized in creditors rights, commercial law and commercial litigation.  The law firm is a shareholder in TCM Group International and provides international debt collection in collaboration with it´s global partners.

 

Feldís Lilja Óskarsdóttir

Leaders in Law endorses Feldís Lilja Óskarsdóttir as our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in Iceland. If you wish to get in touch with Feldís, please use the contact information provided above.

Education

Cand. jur. from the University of Iceland 1992, District Court Attorney 1995.

Career

Private practising Attorney at law from 2010, representative of Steinunn H Guðbjartsdóttir 2007-2009, Assistant Manager of the District Magistrate of Reykjavík, 1992-2007.

Other activities

A member of the Winding up Board of Kaupthing 2009 – 2016. A member of the Resolution Committee of SPRON in 2009. Lecturer at the University of Reykjavík 2005 – 2012.

Areas of practice

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, Enforcement Procedure Law, Family Law.

Firm Description

Megin Law Firm was established in January 2010. The founders have all extensive experience as attorneys.

The attorneys are Arnór Halldórsson, Björgvin Jónsson, Björn Jóhannesson, Eldjárn Árnason, Feldís L. Óskarsdóttir, Hjördís E. Harðardóttir and Valgerður D. Valdimarsdóttir.

The attorneys have practised law for several years in different law firms. They have also extensive working experience from other fields, i.a. in both the private and public sector in Iceland.

The attorneys have lectured at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík University and Bifröst University.

Among our clients are financial institutions, investment funds, municipalities, firms and private individuals.

 

Jon Thor Olason

Leaders in Law endorses Jon Thor as our exclusively recommended Contract Law expert in Iceland. If you wish to get in touch with Jon, please use the contact information provided above.

Jon Thor lectures at the Faculty of law of the University of Iceland, 2001-2005, adjunct 2005-2007, and assistant professor since 2008. Author of various articles and lectures, and has given numerous lectures on legal matters both in Iceland and abroad.

Education: Jon Thor holds a law degree from the University of Iceland (cand jur. 2000).

Areas of practice: Contract Law, Tort, Criminal Law (White Collar crimes) corporate and commercial law.

Languages: English, Danish and Norwegian

Firm Description

Jonatansson & Co Legal is a full service  Law Firm with emphasize on assisting businesses and various organisational entities in litigation and dispute resolution of various kind, in almost every field of the law.

Jonatansson & Co legal is a dynamic independent law firm willing and able to assist its clients in their pursuit of various interest. We are committed to give first class service and provide our clients with legal support as efficiently and effectively as we possibly can.

Our principles are simple – Our main goal is to assist our clients in achieving their own goals by providing them with the best legal support we can deliver. Whether the task is big or small – the client deserves the quality service he is expecting. Our ambition is to fulfil our clients expectations and – whenever we can – exceed them. Our aim is to be regarded as one of the leading law firms in Iceland – through our work.

 

Daði Bjarnason

Leaders in Law endorses Daði Bjarnason as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Iceland. If you wish to get in touch with Daði please use the contact information provided above.

Established Lagahvoll slf. in January 2012. Prior to that Mr. Bjarnason worked at Icebank, first as a legal advisor from 2002-2005, then as General Counsel and Head of Legal Division from 2006 – 2009, and as General Counsel for the Resolution Committee and the Winding-up Board until2011. Prior to that Mr. Bjarnason worked as a legal advisor for the Icelandic Securities Depository from 1999-2002. Mr. Bjarnason has a LL.M degree from King´s College London in Financial and Company Law, passed the Icelandic Bar Exam in 2000 and is a certified stock broker.

Dadi Bjarnason of Lagahvoll is “very effective” and has “good commercial awareness,” clients state. He is experienced in financing, restructuring and M&A matters. Sources also note: “He’s very good at explaining complex concepts in layman’s terms.”

Firm Description

Lagahvoll is an independent law firm with strong focus on impartiality and independence. We offer specialised legal services with an emphasis on commercial and financial law.

We represent both large and small companies as well as individuals, including professional investors. Our client list includes financial institutions, private equity funds, UCITS, Non-Ucits, professional and venture funds, corporations and investors.

We have been involved in the field of banking and corporate finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring and general corporate, competition and commercial law.

Our offices are located on the 4th floor of Bankastræti 5, in the heart of Reykjavík. Most convenient way to get in touch with us is via e-mail, lagahvoll@lagahvoll.is You can also reach us via phone, our number is +354 519 7660.

 

Helgi Þór Þorsteinsson

Leaders in Law endorses Helgi Þór Þorsteinsson as our exclusively recommended Bankruptcy Law expert in Iceland. If you wish to get in touch with Helgi please use the contact information provided above.

Helgi Þór Þorsteinsson is an attorney qualified before the district court. Helgi Þór started at LEX prior to his graduation from law school in 2007 and has been with the firm ever since. Helgi Þór was on leave from LEX during his LL.M. studies in international financial law at King‘s College London in 2011-2012.

For most of his career Helgi Þór has been a member of the banking and finance team at LEX. In the course of his work, Helgi Þór‘s primary emphasis has been on advising on financings, the capital markets and company law. Helgi Þór has been involved in a significant number of loan financings and securities issuances, in addition to having advised on the structure, financing, and buying and selling of companies. Helgi Þór is an experienced litigator before the district court and has been involved in trying cases before the EFTA Court.

Admitted to practice before:

  • The District Courts

Career

  • LEX Law Offices since 2006

Education

  • LL.M. degree from King’s College London 2012
  • District Court Attorney 2007
  • University of Iceland, cand.jur. 2007

Languages

  • English

Teaching

  • Thesis instructor for BA-theses in the field of collateral law at the School of Law at the University of Iceland 2013-2014
  • Lecturer in company law in Master of Accounting at the School of Business at the University of Iceland 2008-2010

Other activities

  • President of the Icelandic Hemophilia Society from 2015

Practice Area

Firm Description

LEX is one of Iceland´s leading law firms, comprised of around 40 lawyers, providing clients with comprehensive services over a wide range of financial, corporate and commercial issues, as well as most other aspects of Icelandic law. Litigation and dispute resolution has always been one of the cornerstones of LEX’s practice as LEX has disputed many of the more complex disputes in the Icelandic legal environment.

LEX aims to be the Icelandic legal firm of choice for our clients and address their needs in the ever-changing local and international markets. As one of the oldest and most respected law firm in Iceland the lawyers at LEX put their client needs in foreground with efficiency and quality as a guiding light.

History of LEX

LEX Law Offices in its present form has strong roots dating back over half a century. In 1959, Mr. Sveinn Snorrason, Supreme Court Attorney, founded his law firm and soon three Supreme Court Attorneys joined him, Mr. Jónas Aðalsteinsson, who still acts as of counsel to the firm, Mr. Guðmundur Ingvi Sigurðsson and Mr. Jóhannes L.L. Helgason. As the years passed the firm grew and was branded with the name LEX Law Offices in 1987. In 2000, LEX merged with KPMG LAW in Iceland under the LEX brand name. Then in 2005 LEX and Nestor Law Offices also merged. Nestor was led by Mr. Karl Axelsson, then a Supreme Court Attorney and an Associate Professor at the University of Iceland, but Mr. Axelsson now serves as a Supreme Court Attorney.

Based on its strong historical roots and solid foundation, LEX has become one of Iceland’s largest law firms with around 40 lawyers and headquarters at Borgartún 26 in Reykjavik.

Organisation

LEX is a law firm owned by 17 partners. The board of the firm is composed of Gudmundur I Sigurdsson, Supreme Court Attorney LL.M, Hulda Árnadóttir Supreme Court Attorney, LL.M, Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson, Attorney LL.M.,  Kristín Edwald, Supreme Court Attorney and Ólafur Haraldsson, Supreme Court Attorney. Örn Gunnarsson, Attorney at Law and MBA is the firm’s CEO and Managing Partner.

 

Eggert B. Ólafsson

Leaders in Law endorses Eggert B. Ólafsson as our exclusively recommended Competition Law expert in Iceland. If you wish to get in touch with Eggert please use the contact information provided above.

Born 29 February 1952, Law degree from Unversity of Iceland 1979. Post graduate studies in company law at Lund University Sweden 1979 – 1981, Officer with the Icelandic Competition Authority  1981- 1985. Partner with Reykjavík Law Firm 1985 -2000, stationed in Brussels  1998 – 2000. Seniour Officer  at the Competition and State Aid Directorate of the  EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels  2000 -2004. Partner  with Reykjavik Law Firm 2004 – 2006. Seniour Counsel at Glitnir Bank / Íslandsbanki 2006 – 2010.  Legal advisor and  co-operation partner  with Fjeldsted Blondal & Fjeldsted 2010 -2014. Partner Reykjavík Law Firm  2014 –

Main practice areas:

– Competition law

– State Aid

– Public Procurement

– EEA / EU law

– Company law

– Banking / Financial law

-Bankruptcy law

Languages:

– English

– Danish

– Swedish

Firm Description

Reykjavik Law Firm is committed to provide it’s clients with excellent legal service. The firm is well equipped to deal with complex and diverse legal matters that can rise in a modern society. The firm’s goal is to ensure the best possible result in every project. Efficiency, acknowledgement and well-defined procedure is guaranteed while reaching that goal.