Mr Olafur Eiriksson > LOGOS > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile

LOGOS
EFSTALEITI 5
103 REYKJAVIK
Iceland
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Work Department

Partner - Corporate

Position

Main practice areas are litigation, employment and benefits, financial restructuring and insolvency, insurance, tort and arbitration. Over 100 cases in the Supreme Court establish the breadth of Olafur´s experience in the field of dispute resolution. He has advised clients on several landmark cases in the field of bankruptcy, restructuring, banking and tort. The clients he advises range from individuals to large international banks and financial institutions.

Career

Olafur joined LOGOS in 2006 and became a Partner in 2009. He was previously with Hafnarfjordur Law Firm from 1995-2006.

Languages

English and Danish.

Memberships

The Icelandic Bar Association.

Education

Olafur graduated from the University of Iceland with a cand.jur. degree in 1999, and qualified as an Attorney in 2000.

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Ólafur EiríkssonLOGOS

Led by company law expert Heiðar Ásberg Atlason, the dispute resolution practice at LOGOS also features EEA and competition specialist Helga Óttarsdóttir as well as experienced litigators Ólafur Eiríksson and Halldór Brynjar Halldórsson. Covering both Iceland and the UK, the team has substantive experience before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, EFTA and the European Court of Human Rights. In particular, the group regularly defends clients in large-scale investigations brought by the tax or competition authorities and bankruptcy claims; it recently advised HSBC on the collapse of LBI and the domestic legal requirements of a cross-border winding-up. The practice attracts a significant amount of work from key players in the banking, telecoms, retail and shipping sectors.

Iceland > Employment

The employment team at LOGOS legal services is led by litigation specialist Ólafur Eiríksson, and handles contracts, restructuring issues and disputes with employees; the practice also advises on remuneration schemes, work permits and collective bargaining agreements. Key sector strengths for the team include assisting companies in the aviation, fishing, pharmaceuticals, telecoms and finance industries; it recently represented Deloitte in a claim for unfair dismissal. Einar Baldvin Axelsson is the name to note for matters involving maritime workers.