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 > EEA and competition

ADVEL Attorneys at Law has particular expertise in state aid disputes in the banking sector, which is a key area of strength for practice head Dóra Sif Tynes; Tynes previously worked as a legal officer at the EFTA Surveillance Authority and was head of legal services at the EFTA Secretariat. The group’s broader offering includes acting in market manipulation claims and damages claims, and handling merger approvals before the Competition Authority.

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.