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Lex Law Offices

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Attorney, LL.M. – Partner


KPMG, tax law; Frjalsi Investment Bank; LEX since 2009.


English, Danish.


The Icelandic Bar Association.


Reykjavik University M.L degree 2007; Stockholm University LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration Law 2008.

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Iceland > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Garðar Víðir GunnarssonLex Law Offices

Fielding a number of Supreme Court attorneys, the ‘service-oriented‘ dispute resolution practice at Lex Law Offices is jointly led by Kristín Edwald and Arnar Þór Stefánsson. The team is adept at handling claims relating to banking, construction, tort and insolvency claims, and represents government clients including the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture; it also counts Costco, Renault and Landsbankinn on its high-profile client roster. Samherji is also a key client, which the team recently represented in an investigation into its subsidiaries in Namibia and its activities in the country. Birgir Már Björnsson was promoted to the partnership in early 2020, while Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson is another key contact for contentious tax matters.

Iceland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Garðar Víðir GunnarssonLex Law Offices

At Lex Law Offices, the commercial, corporate and M&A group is led by debt restructuring expert Guðmundur Ingvi Sigurðsson and share capital specialist Örn Gunnarsson. With ‘an excellent granular approach‘, the team works in close association the firm’s tax, IP, finance and competition practices; in particular, it helps clients secure funding for transactions, provides advice on investments in Iceland and has a strong track record in refinancing mandates for major companies and government agencies. Clients can also benefit from the group’s expertise in loan and security agreements and restructurings. Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson is the key contact for the tax elements of transactions.