Mr Kristinn Hallgrimsson > ADVEL Attorneys at Law > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile

ADVEL Attorneys at Law
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Work Department

Corporate law, M&A, Banking and Finance law


Mr. Hallgrimsson is a respected professional with over two decades of extensive experience within the field of corporate law and M&A. As leader of the Corporate and M&A division at ADVEL, he has been called upon to oversee and execute some of the most extensive financial restructuring and M&A deals in recent years. Mr. Hallgrimsson is highly ranked and trusted professional within the Icelandic corporate community.


From 2005 ADVEL Attorneys (Partner)  Fulltingi 2000 – 2005 (Partner) Lögvisi 1989 – 2000 (Partner)  Lögvísi 1985 – 1989 (Associate)


Icelandic, English, Danish


Icelandic Bar Assocation. Globalaw


Supreme Court Attorney from 1994. Admitted to the Bar in 1988. Law degree (cand.iur) from the University of Iceland in 1985.

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > Banking, finance and capital markets

At ADVEL Attorneys at Law, Stefán Þór Ingimarsson led a team acting as local legal counsel on annual updates and bond issuances under Arion Bank’s EMTN programme. Other work includes assisting fishing gear company Hampidjan with its group financing, as well as advising Advania Group on an intra-group loan agreement. Practice head Kristinn Hallgrímsson is another key contact.

Iceland > Dispute resolution

The dispute resolution department at ADVEL Attorneys at Law is headed by Guðmundur Siemsen, who was instructed by SMI ehf. in a complex case concerning contractual obligations filed by Hagar, owner of large Icelandic retail food stores Bonus and Hagkaup. Other clients include Vodafone and Arion Bank. Kristinn Hallgrímsson and Stefan Þór Ingimarsson are also key contacts.

Iceland > EEA and competition

ADVEL Attorneys at Law’s competition practice is headed by Dóra Sif Tynes, who represented Vodafone in a private case seeking damages, which was also tried before the Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Association State. Kristinn Hallgrímsson led the team in defending Kaupfélag Skagfirðinga in proceedings concerning the alleged abuse of a dominant market position in the dairy industry. Other clients include Advania and Arion Bank.

Iceland > Real estate and construction

At ADVEL Attorneys at Law, practice head Guðmundur Siemsen is advising Kolufell on the purchase of land adjacent to the landmark Harpa Concert Hall. Kristinn Hallgrímsson is acting for Mannvit in contentious real estate matters concerning the interpretation and application of an agreement pertaining to the building of a power plant unit abroad. Sigurður Valgeir Guðjónsson is assisting Silicor Materials with all legal aspects of the preparation for building a solar silicon and aluminium production plant.

Iceland > Restructuring and insolvency

The financial restructuring and insolvency team at ADVEL Attorneys at Law provides comprehensive legal services in the field, handling both general advisory work as well as complex disputes. The department is headed by the highly regarded Kristinn Hallgrímsson.

Iceland > TMT and IP

ADVEL Attorneys at Law advises firms on general IP matters including trade mark and patent registrations, negotiations of licence agreements and infringements of IP rights. Practice head Kristinn Hallgrímsson and senior associate Davíð Örn Sveinbjörnsson are key names.