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The employment team at ADVEL Attorneys at Law represented the Icelandic government against several unions regarding the legality of strike notices. It also advises Hatch Technologies, Reykjavik Energy, Iceland Seafood International and the Icelandic government on various employment matters. Óskar Norðmann is head of the practice following the departure of Anton Björn Markússon to establish Altus Attorneys alongside Jón Ögmundsson.

LOGOS’s employment practice, headed by Ólafur Eiríksson, handles both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. It represents Nordural Grundartangi in a dispute concerning collective agreements. Ragnar Tómas Árnason led advice to Rio Tinto Alcan and successfully obtained an injunction against striking Rio Tinto workers who were preventing the exportation of aluminium. The team also provides ongoing advice to Actavis on various employment law matters.

The employment team at Lex Law Offices is highly regarded for its ‘short response times, industry knowledge’ and ‘tremendous value for money’. The practice advises Arnarlax on employment matters relating to the acquisition of Fjardarlax, as well as acting for the Japanese Embassy in Iceland on various employment matters. Erla S. Árnadóttir is recommended for her ‘service focus and for prioritising the client’s interests’. She heads up the team alongside Arnar Þór Stefánsson.

Mandat Law Firm has experience in advising both employees and employers in disputes and non-contentious matters. The firm has previously assisted trade unions with collective agreements and negotiations. Key contacts include Ástráður Haraldsson, Bergþóra Ingólfsdóttir and Björn L. Bergsson.

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