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 > TMT and IP

(Leading individuals)

Kristinn HallgrímssonADVEL Attorneys at Law

ADVEL Attorneys at Law‘s IP practice handles a high volume of trade mark registration applications and disputes for domestic corporates, and represents companies filing and defending injunctions and damages claims. Kristinn Hallgrímsson is a key name in the practice and recently defended Rekstrarfelag 10-11 in a trade mark dispute brought by Íslandsstofa to appropriate the client’s trade mark, raising novel questions as to what constitutes a well-known trade mark.

Iceland > Dispute resolution

ADVEL Attorneys at Law has considerable expertise in the insurance sector, where the group defends insurance companies against claims brought by banks relating to D&O contracts. The practice also represents clients in the real estate, telecoms and banking industries in competition law cases and winding-up proceedings. Kristinn Hallgrímsson, who is an expert in corporate law, is head of Supreme Court litigation in the practice, and often acts alongside experienced litigator and practice head Guðmundur Siemsen.

Iceland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

ADVEL Attorneys at Law‘s ‘tenacious and dedicated‘ group recently handled multiple M&A transactions for Icelandic corporates and also assisted with operational matters and commercial agreements. In a recent instruction, Kristinn Hallgrímsson advised N1 on all aspects of its purchase of retail company Festi for ISK38bn, the largest acquisition in 2018 in Iceland; the group also advised the client on its refinancing. Stefan Thor Ingimarsson  regularly advises clients on cross-border transactions, refinancing agreements and restructuring procedures.

Iceland > Banking, finance and capital markets

The banking, finance and capital markets team at ADVEL Attorneys at Law, which is led by Kristinn Hallgrímsson, handles contentious and transactional matters including loan agreements, debt issuances, refinancing work, regulatory matters and bankruptcy disputes. Recent key work includes Dóra Sif Tynes acting for Arion Bank on its NOK500m bond issuance on the Oslo Stock Exchange; Tynes recently returned to the practice after a period at the European Free Trade Association. Stefan Thor Ingimarsson is singled out for his expertise in domestic and cross-border financing transactions and restructuring agreements; he recently advised a large bank on a high-value foreign bond offering.