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Andri ┴rnason


Education

  • Postgraduate College Diploma in EC Competition Law, King´s College, London, 2004.
  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court 1993.
  • Admitted to practice before the District Courts 1984.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, cand. jur. 1982.

Career

  • Practicing lawyer from 1984.
  • Adjunkt at Reykjavik University, Faculty of Law, from 2005.
  • Part-time lecturer at Reykjavik University, Faculty of Law, 2003-2005 and lecturer at Reykjavik University's Institute of Continuing Education
  • Part-time lecturer at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Lecturer at the University of Iceland's Institute of Continuing Education and part-time lecturer at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, 1986-2001.
  • Board Member of the Icelandic Bar Association 1993-1996.
  • Chairman of the Icelandic Bar Associations' Legal Committee 1992-2000.
  • Chairman of the Court of Arbitration of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce from 2005.
  • Chairman of the Equal Rights Appeals Board from 2000-2011.
  • Member of the Competition Appeals Committee 1994-1995.
  • Member of various other official Committees and Boards.

Areas of Expertise

  • Litigation and arbitration.
  • Banking and finance.
  • Commercial and company law.
  • Competition law.
  • EU law.
  • IT and telecommunications.
  • Legal aspects of insolvency..
  • Real property and construction law.
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Halldˇr Jˇnsson


Education

  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court 2003.
  • Admitted to practice before the District Courts 1995.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, cand. jur. 1994.

Career

  • Practicing lawyer from 1997-2006 and from 2009.
  • General Counsel of Landsbanki Luxembourg S.A. 2006-2009.
  • Part time teaching and lucturing in the fields of Company law and Property law 1995-2008.
  • Specialist at Althing (Parliamentary) Ombudsman, 1996-1997.
  • Specialist at Internal Revenue Board 1994-1996.
  • Member of various Boards.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial and company law.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Banking law.
  • Tax law.
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Lßrus L. Bl÷ndal


Education

  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court 1998.
  • Admitted to practice before the District Courts 1990.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, cand. jur. 1987.

Career

  • Vice-President of The National Olympic and Sport Association from 2006.
  • Member of the The National Olympic and Sport Association’s executive committee from 2001.
  • Member of the Competition Appeals Committee from 2000.
  • Board Member of University of Iceland’s Human Rights Institute 1997-2005.
  • Chairman of The National Olympic and Sport Association’s legal committee from 1997.
  • Board Member of the Icelandic Bar Association 1995-1997.
  • Practising lawyer from 1987.
  • Managing Director of Nýhús hf. 1983-1986.
  • Member of various other official Committees and Boards.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial and company law.
  • Competition law.
  • Constitutional law.
  • Contract Law.
  • Energy Law.
  • Real property and construction law.
  • Sports law.
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Sigurbj÷rn Magn˙sson


Education

  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court 1996.
  • Admitted to practice before the District Courts 1990.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, cand. jur. 1985.
  • Certified real estate agent and ship broker 1991.

Career

  • Practicing lawyer from 1990.
  • Parliament group leader for the Independent party 1985-1990.
  • Ministry of Commerce 1984-1985.
  • Member of the Competition Councel 1999-2003.
  • Board member of the Icelandic Bar Association 1997-1999.
  • Member of the Broadcast Licensing Committee 1986-1990.
  • Chairman of the Icelandic Student Loan Fund 1987-1990.
  • Member of various Committees and Boards.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial and company law.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Issues of fishing companies and fisheries control
  • Real property.
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Stefßn A. Svensson


Education

  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court 2010.
  • LL.M. in Commercial Law from Cambridge University 2008.
  • Admitted to practice before the District Courts 2005.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, cand. jur. 2004.
  • University of Copenhagen, Nordplus scholarship, 2003.

Career

  • Partner at Juris Law Office from 2008.
  • Adjunct at Reykjavik University, Faculty of Law, from 2015 (responsible for course on Law of Obligations).
  • Part-time lecturer at Reykjavik University, Faculty of Law, Bachelor's degree, from 2005, inter alia in the field of Company Law and Law of Obligations.
  • Editor of Students' Association's Law Review (Úlfljótur) 2001-2002.
  • Board member of the Law Faculty's Student Association (Orator) 2001-2002.
  • Participation in various societies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking and finance.
  • Commercial litigation.
  • Competition law.
  • Contracts and Law of Obligations.
  • Legal aspects of insolvency.
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I­unn Gar­arsdˇttir


Education

  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, B.A. degree 2015.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Icelandic studies, B.A. degree, 2013
  • Graduate from Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð 2008.

Career

  • Associate at Juris from 2015.
  • Assistant professor in Administrative Law at the University of Iceland 2016.
  • A member of the University Council at the University of Iceland, 2014-2016.
  • Proofreader at Fréttablaðið, 2012-2014.

Areas of Expertise

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VÝfill Har­arson


Education

  • Supreme Court Attorney 2014.
  • Solicitor (England & Wales) 2012.
  • LL.M. in International Financial Law from King’s College London 2010.
  • Degree in securities brokerage 2005. District Court Attorney 2003.
  • Cand. jur. from the University of Iceland 2002.
  • Studied on a Nord Plus scholarship at the law faculty of the University of Copenhagen 2001.

Career

  • Juris Law Office Partner from 2011.
  • Part-time lecturer in Company Law at Reykjavík University's Law School since 2012.
  • Part-time lecturer at RU Open University since 2005.
  • Jonsson & Hardarson (merged with JURIS Law Office in 2011), Partner 2010-2011.
  • Novator ehf. 2007-2010.
  • Glitnir bank hf. 2006-2007.
  • Lex Law Offices 2002-2006.
  • Iceland Stock Exchange 2002.
  • Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority 2001.
  • Part-time lecturer at University of Iceland Continuing Education Institute 2004-2008.

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking and Finance.
  • Financial Services.
  • Securities Regulation.
  • Company Law.
  • Corporate Finance.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Private Equity.
  • Project Finance.
  • Insolvency and Restructuring.
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Bjarni A­algeirsson


Education

  • District Court Attorney 2007. 
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, mag. jur. 2007. 
  • Studied as an ERASMUS student at the law faculty of Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven 2006.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, B.A. degree 2005. 

Career

  • Juris, law office since 2011.
  • Arion bank hf. 2008-2010.
  • Kaupthing bank hf. 2004-2008.
  • Vörður tryggingar hf. 2007.
  • The Húsavík District Officer 2004.

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking and securities law.
  • Commercial law.
  • Company law.
  • Legal aspects of insolvency.
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Edda Andradˇttir


Education

  • Supreme Court Attorney 2016.
  • LL.M. in Law from King's College London 2009.
  • District Court Attorney 2004.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, cand. jur. 2003.

Career

  • Associate at Juris Law Office from 2003.
  • Part-time lecturer at the Course for Becoming a Certified Car Broker from 2004.
  • Commitee of Academic Studies. Board member of ELSA, European Law Students' Association, 1999-2001.

Areas of Expertise

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Fri­rik ┴rni Fri­riksson Hirst


Education

  • LL.M. from Harvard Law School 2014.
  • District Court Attorney 2012.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, mag. jur. 2011.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, B.A. degree 2009.

Career

  • Associate at Juris from 2011.
  • Law student assistant at Juris 2008-2011.
  • Althing (Parliamentary) Ombudsman 2009.
  • Codex, law book publisher, from 2008. 
  • Part-time lecturer in Criminal Procedure at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, 2013.
  • Part-time lecturer in Methodology at Reykjavik University, Faculty of Law, from 2011.
  • Assistant of professor Róbert R. Spanó 2009-2010.
  • Vice chairman of the Law Students' Association (Orator) 2010-2011.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial, commercial and corporate law.
  • Competition law.
  • Administrative law.
  • Bankruptcy law.
  • Arbitration.
  • Procedure.
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Steinunn Gu­mundsdˇttir


Education

  • District Court Attorney 2015.
  • Gothenborg University, Faculty of Law, Nordplus scholarship 2013.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, B.A. degree 2012.
  • Graduate from the Commercial College of Iceland 2009.

 

Career

  • Juris from 2010.

Areas of Expertise

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Andri Andrason


Education

  • District Court Attorney 2015.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, mag. jur. 2012. 
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, B.A. degree 2010.

 

Career

  • Associate at Juris Law Office from 2013.
  • Associate at Kaupthing Winding-up Committee.
  • Assistant teacher in contract law at the University of Iceland, 2011.  

Areas of Expertise

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Jennř Har­ardˇttir


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Career

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Katherine Nichols


Education

  • Currently studying for an LL.M, University of London (international programme).
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1998 (regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority).
  • Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Trent University 1995.
  • LL.B (Hons) University College, London 1993.

Career

  • Juris Law Office from 2016.
  • In-house counsel at LBI hf. (formerly Landsbanki Íslands hf.) 2011-2016.
  • BP plc, London 2007-2011.
  • Law Society of England and Wales, London 2003-2007
  • Previously at Herbert Smith (London), Henmans (Oxford) and Taylor Walton (Luton).

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking.
  • Insolvency.
  • Litigation (including cross-border).
  • Contract law.
  • Trading (commodities and derivatives).
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Indri­i Ůorkelsson


Education

  • Admitted to practice before the District Courts 1985.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, cand. jur. 1983.

Career

  • Practising lawyer from 1985.
  • Part-time lecturer at the Course for Becoming a Certified Car Broker 1985-1999.
  • Member of official Committees and Boards.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial and company law.
  • Contract Law.
  • Real property and construction law.
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GrÚta Bj÷rg Hilmarsdˇttir paralegal


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Hanna Ëlafsdˇttir manager


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J˙lÝa Hr÷nn M÷ller head accountant


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Rannveig Magn˙sdˇttir paralegal


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Lßra Herborg Ëlafsdˇttir (on leave)


Education

  • District Court Attorney 2015.
  • University of Reykjavík, Faculty of Law, M.L. degree 2013.
  • University of Reykjavík, Faculty of Law, B.A. degree 2011.
  • Graduate from Reykjavik Gymnasium 2007

Career

  • Juris from 2011.
  • Intern at the District Court of Reykjavík. 
  • Legal advisory at Arion banki hf. 
  • Winding-up Board of Landsbanki Íslands hf.

     

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial and Contract law.
  • Company law.
  • Securites regulation.
  • Construction and Procurement law.
  • Maritime and Transportation law.
  • Administrative law.

 

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Finnur Magn˙sson


Education

  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court 2016.
  • Dr. juris from the University of Vienna 2013.
  • Visiting Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge 2011.
  • International Scholar at the University of Leuven 2011.
  • LL.M. in International Legal Studies at the University of Vienna 2008.
  • Admitted to practice before the District Courts 2002.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, cand. jur. 2000.
  • University of Aarhus, Denmark, Nordplus scholarship 2000.

Career

  • Designated to the ICSID list of Arbitrators and Conciliators / World Bank, Washington.
  • Partner Juris Law Firm from 2012.
  • Legal consultant for JURIS Law Firm 2008-2010.
  • ILDC Reporter for Oxford University Press: International Law in Domestic Courts.
  • Associate at LEGALIS Law Firm 2001-2007.
  • On the Board of Codex Publishing House 2003-2007.
  • On the Board of the Student Association’s Law Review 1997-1998.

     

Areas of Expertise

  • International investment law.
  • Banking-, finance- and company law.
  • Administrative law.
  • Contract law.
  • Law of insolvency.
  • EU law / EEA law.

     

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Simon David Knight


Education

  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2007 (Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority)
  • MA (Cantab) Cambridge University 2007.
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP London 2005.
  • BA in Law, Cambridge University 2003.

Career

  • Juris Law Office from 2012.
  • In-house counsel at Kaupthing Bank 2007 – 2012.
  • Simmons & Simmons, London and Abu Dhabi 2005 – 2007.

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking.
  • Corporate law.
  • Contract law.
  • Cross-border litigation.
  • Insolvency law.
  • IT and intellectual property.
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Sindri M Stephensen (on leave)


Education

  • Magister Juris from the University of Oxford 2017.
  • District Court Attorney 2015.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, mag. jur. 2014.
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, B.A. degree 2012
  • Graduate from Reykjavík Gymnasium 2009.

Career

  • Legal Secretary at the EFTA Court from 2017.
  • Associate at Juris from 2013.
  • Lawyer at Skeljungur (Shell Iceland) 2012.
  • Drómi (Winding up board of SPRON and Frjálsi fjárfestingarbankinn) 2011-2012.
  • Part-time lecturer in Civil Procedure at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, 2012.
  • Assistant of professor and dean of the law faculty, Róbert R. Spanó, 2012-2013.
  • Board member of the Law Students' Association (Orator) 2011-2012.
  • Editor of Úlfljótur law review, 2011-2012.       

Areas of Expertise

  • Competition law.
  • Tax law.
  • Property law.
  • Administrative law.
  • Financial law.
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┴rni ١rˇlfur ┴rnason


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Juris seeks competent individuals to work for the firm on diverse and challenging projects in the field of law.

Furthermore Juris offers apprenticeship to law students which gives them an opportunity to be acquainted with the firm’s work and projects. For further information contact Gréta Hilmarsdóttir, greta@juris.is.

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