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LOGOS

EFSTALEITI 5, 103 REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
Tel:
Work +354 540 0300
Fax:
Fax +354 540 0301
Email:
Web:
www.logos.is
London, Reykjavik

Hjordis Halldorsdottir

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Work +354 540 0300
Email:
LOGOS

Work Department

Partner - Corporate

Position

Main practice areas are adminstrative and development law, banking and finance, corporate finance and capital markets, construction and real estate, energy law, financial restructuring, IT and IP, media and entertainment, litigation and arbitration, and public procurement. Hjordis has long been ranked among Iceland‚Äės leading lawyers in the field of information technology law as well as in the field of intellectual property rights. For several years she has also been the leading legal advisor for a number of major Icelandic corporations in diverse industries, ranging from construction and aluminum to technology. In recent years her litigation practice has grown substantially, and she has been the lead counsel in landmark cases involving a wide variety of commercial and financial disputes.

Career

Hjordis joined LOGOS in 1999 and became a Partner in 2006. She was previously with the Ministry of Agriculture from 1998-1999.

Languages

English and Scandinavian languages.

Member

The Icelandic Bar Association. The Copyright Association of Iceland.

Education

Hjordis graduated from the University of Iceland with a cand.jur. degree in 1998, and qualified as an Attorney in 1999. She received her LL.M. in Law and IT from Stockholm University in 2003.


Iceland

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

At LOGOS, Helga √ďttarsd√≥ttir¬†and senior associate Halld√≥r Brynjar Halld√≥rsson¬†represent Norvik and Byko in the high-profile appeal of the Icelandic Competition Authority's¬†decision regarding an alleged cartel. Practice head¬†√ďlafur Eir√≠ksson¬†is leading the team in defending Valitor against a claim regarding a payment gateway, where funds were collected for the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks. Hj√∂rd√≠s Halld√≥rsd√≥ttir¬†represents S√≠minn in a case against Fjarskipti (Vodafone Iceland) challenging the legitimacy of an injunction in a wider dispute concerning the distribution of a television station owned by the client.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Hjördís Halldórsdóttir - LOGOS

Within: Real estate and construction

LOGOS¬†successfully assisted a high-profile client with contentious issues regarding the construction of a factory and other properties. Benedikt Egill √Ārnason¬†is acting¬†for leading Icelandic construction company¬†√ćslenskir A√įalverktakar on multiple projects, including the expansion of the¬†Keflav√≠k International Airport. Practice head Hj√∂rd√≠s Halld√≥rsd√≥ttir¬†is advising on the interpretation of contracts regarding an urgent construction project. Erlendur G√≠slason¬†is assisting¬†Jar√įboranir (Iceland Drilling) with general matters concerning the company's¬†operations¬†worldwide¬†as well as with negotiations of agreements concerning drilling services provided abroad. Other clients include major¬†aluminium producer¬†Rio Tinto Alcan.

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TMT and IP

Within: Leading individuals

Hjördís Halldórsdóttir - LOGOS

Within: TMT and IP

Appreciated for their ‚Äėability to reach clients, listen to them and guide them‚Äô, the lawyers at LOGOS¬†handle both contentious and non-contentious IP and TMT matters. Department head¬†Hj√∂rd√≠s Halld√≥rsd√≥ttir, assisted by senior associate Freyr Snaebjornsson,¬†successfully represented S√≠minn‚ÄĒthe largest Icelandic telecom company‚ÄĒ in a landmark case concerning copyrights and media law before the Supreme Court; the dispute concerned the non-linear distribution of the television broadcast of TV station Skj√°rinn (now Sj√≥nvarp S√≠mans). Ragnar T√≥mas √Ārnason¬†acted for Post and Telecom Administration in a case concerning a severe data breach. Specialising in IT and data protection, the ‚Äėpleasant and very thorough‚Äô √Āslaug Bj√∂rgvinsd√≥ttir¬†imparts ‚Äėa full understanding of the legal process, all potential outcomes and related costs‚Äô to clients. √Ārni Vilhj√°lmsson¬†is another key contact.

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