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Kristinn Hallgrimsson

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ADVEL Attorneys at Law

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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.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

The ADVEL Attorneys at Law team represents Arion Bank in a range of complex matters, including in updates and amendments to the bank‚Äôs NOK500m bond issuance to the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2013. Practice head Kristinn Hallgr√≠msson and head of the international team Stef√°n √ě√≥r Ingimarsson are key contacts. Clients include N1, HB Grandi and Advania Group.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô ADVEL Attorneys at Law represented Hampidjan in its ISK286m acquisition of VOOT Beita and the cross-border acquisition of Von. Highly regarded practice head Stef√°n √ě√≥r Ingimarsson ‚Äėprofessionally manages relationships with clients and foreign lawyers‚Äô. Kristinn Hallgr√≠msson is also a key contact.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The team at ADVEL Attorneys at Law, headed by Gu√įmundur Siemsen, is regarded for its ‚Äėprofessional approach to coordination and management of cross-border disputes‚Äô. It is defending Kaupfelag Skagfirdinga before the District Court in alleged abuse of dominance proceedings. Kristinn Hallgr√≠msson represents convenience store 10-11 in a dispute concerning the trade mark ‚ÄėInspired by Iceland‚Äô valued at ISK950m. Clients also include Str√¶t√≥, Vodafone and the Icelandic government.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

ADVEL Attorneys at Law was instructed by Frumherji in refinancing and restructuring matters relating to the takeover of √ćslandsbanki, and the later sale of all shares to SKR1. Practice head Kristinn Hallgr√≠msson advised on the restructuring of Advania and N1. Clients include Dentons, G√°ma√ĺj√≥nustan and Hypothekenbank Frankfurt AG.

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