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Lex Law Offices

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Attorney, LL.M. – Partner


LEX since 2009
Frjalsi Investment Bank, General Counsel 2009
KPMG, Senior Associate 2007 – 2009

Admitted to practice before the District Courts in 2009


English, Danish, Swedish, French


The Icelandic Bar Association.


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

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > Employment

Lex Law Offices provides clients with the full suite of employment services, including handling due diligence work, compensation schemes, and employment agreements, in addition to advising employers on cases of harassment, wrongful termination, and the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements. The department has a track record in acting for international clients operating within Iceland, while also catering to a broad domestic client base, including the Municipality of Árborg. Arnar Þór Stefánsson leads the department, and is experienced in representing public entities, businesses and individuals in litigation. Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson and Lára Herborg Ólafsdóttir are also key members of the team.

Iceland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Garðar Víðir GunnarssonLex Law Offices

Lex Law Offices takes a leading role on numerous high-profile domestic and international transactions, providing clients with a comprehensive array of services due to the firm’s full-service offering. The group has experience working across a diverse array of sectors, including the real estate, retail, and energy industries, and regularly acts for private equity clients. Leading the department are Guðmundur Ingvi Sigurðsson, whose key specialisms are corporate finance work and debt restructurings, and managing partner Örn Gunnarsson, whose practice additionally covers M&A and share capital transactions. Tax specialist Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson and Stefán Orri Ólafsson are also key names.

Iceland > Tax

(Leading Individuals)

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Lex Law Offices advises clients on tax issues across a diverse range of work, including corporate financings, M&A, financial restructurings, and winding-up proceedings. Team lead Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson focuses on corporate taxation and cross-border investments, and is a prominent name for commercial arbitration proceedings. Guðrún Lilja Sigurðardóttir made partner in January 2023, and advises both large and small companies on tax and corporate law.

Iceland > Dispute resolution

Lex Law Offices‘s team is experienced in both litigation and arbitration proceedings, and represents clients at all levels of the Icelandic judicial system, including the Supreme Court, where the team is regularly active. The group attracts a diverse range of prestige clients, including commercial and investment banks, shipping companies, insurance companies, and public institutions. Supreme Court attorney Kristin Edwald is a leading name in insurance and corporate disputes, and co-leads the department alongside Arnar Þór Stefánsson, a seasoned litigator with broad sector expertise. Óskar Sigurðsson specialises in real estate disputes, while Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson is an energy expert with notable strength in arbitrations.

Iceland > Real estate and construction

Lex Law Offices acts for prominent public and private clients in the real estate space, and boasts significant strength in the energy sector. Public procurement and local planning work are key areas for the firm, which has been representing Nýr landspítali in a €47m dispute with a bidder in a tender for the exterior wall system of the New National Hospital project. The group benefits from close ties with major domestic engineering companies and contractors, with experience advising on a broad range of projects. The department is co-led by litigators Óskar Sigurðsson and Arnar Þór Stefánsson. Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson advises domestic and international clients on real estate investments, and has particular strength in the tourism sector, while Guðjón Ármannsson is a key name for property litigation.