Ms Dora Sif Tynes > ADVEL Attorneys at Law > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile

ADVEL Attorneys at Law

Work Department

EU/EEA law & Competition


Ms Tynes is an expert in the field of EU and EEA Law and has extensive experience from the EFTA institutions in Brussels. She has regularly served as a consultant to the Icelandic authorities in matters of EU/EEA law and has vast experience in litigation before the Community Courts and the EFTA Court. Ms. Tynes is a regular lecturer at the University of Reykjavik in EU/EEA law and has contributed to several publications in the field.   Ms Tynes a Partner and leads the EU/EEA law team and the Competition & State aid team of the firm.


2011 to present ADVEL Attorneys (Partner). 2013 – 2016 Head of Legal Services at EFTA (on leave from ADVEL). 2009 – 2011 Private practice in Reykjavik. 2010 – 2011 Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of Byr bank. 2004 – 2009 General Counsel of Teymi and Vodafone Iceland.2001 – 2004 Legal Officer at EFTA Surveillance Authority. 2000 Auxiliaire at DG Competition EU Commission. 1997 – 1999 Associate Law Offices of Gardastræti 17, Reykjavik.


Icelandic, Norwegian, English, French, Italian, Swedish, Danish, German.


Icelandic Bar Association. Globalaw. Vogel Global Competition Network.


LLM in European and Comparative Law from European University Institute, Florence, Italy in 2000. Admitted to the Bar in 1998. Law degree (cand.iur) from University of Iceland in 1997. Studies in French and Litterature at Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France in 1991 – 1992.

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > Banking, finance and capital markets

ADVEL Attorneys at Law advises a number of prominent domestic banking clients, as well as foreign financial institutions with interests in Iceland. The highly experienced team covers a range of areas, including corporate financings, restructurings and reorganisations, and regulatory matters. Team lead Stefan Þór Ingimarsson has expertise in refinancings and reorganisations, while Dóra Sif Tynes is a key name for EEA and EU law, and Ragnar Guðmundsson has strength in tax law and corporate financings.

Iceland > Dispute resolution

ADVEL Attorneys at Law fields a highly experienced litigation team, with key strength in complex international and cross-border mandates. Team lead Guðmundur Siemsen covers contract issues, corporate matters and public procurement work. Also key are Dóra Sif Tynes, a notable expert in matters involving the EEA, and Árni Freyr Árnason, who regularly acts for foreign clients in litigation in Iceland.

Iceland > EEA and competition

(Hall of Fame)

Dóra Sif Tynes – ADVEL Attorneys at Law

ADVEL Attorneys at Law advises major domestic clients such as Arion Bank, the City of Reykjavík, and the Icelandic Government, as well as prominent multinationals such as Vodafone on a range of complex competition and EEA matters. Team lead Dóra Sif Tynes is a notable thought leader on EU and EEA law, with extensive litigation experience in the Community Courts and the EFTA Court. Tynes has key expertise in state aid matters and sector-specific regulations.

Iceland > Restructuring and insolvency

ADVEL Attorneys at Law‘s team is highly active as executor and trustee of insolvent estates, with experience acting for both domestic and international clients. Guðmundur Siemsen covers all contentious matters related to insolvencies, and co-leads the department alongside Svanhildur Anna Magnúsdóttir. Dóra Sif Tynes is also a key contact within the team.