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With its extensive experience handling highly complex cases involving redundancies, reorganisations and termination agreements, the employment team at ADVEL Attorneys at Law is led by practice head Óskar Norðmann. Stefan Þór Ingimarsson is advising Hampidjan on employment issues, following an internal reorganisation and merger of certain operations within Hampidjan  Group. The firm also handles work for other notable clients such as Arion Bank, IT service corporation Advania and financial services company Virðing.

At Lex Law Offices, practice head Arnar Thor Stefansson assisted the Minister of Foreign Affairs with the appointment of eight District Court judges. The firm also provides general employment advice to advertisement production company Tjarnargatan. In other work, it acted for Vatnajökull National Park in various contentious matters.

At LOGOS, the lawyers are highly regarded due to their ‘superb legal skills’ and ‘complete understanding of the needs of national and international clients’. The team handles contentious and non-contentious issues for clients including Icelandair and aluminium supplier Norðurál Grundartangi. Practice head Ólafur Eiríksson advised Actavis on various employment-related issues, including the company's strategy before an imminent general strike as well as the rights of its employees in cross-border M&As. Eiríksson also represents several individuals in the appeal of a complex injunction case brought by their former employer, a large international management software solution company.

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