Mr Ragnar Aðalsteinsson > Réttur – Adalsteinsson & Partners > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile

Réttur – Adalsteinsson & Partners
Ragnar Aðalsteinsson photo

Work Department

Main Practice Areas: Constitutional law. Litigation and dispute resolution. International human rights law. Intellectual property and Copyright law.


Partner and Supreme Court Attorney.


Fjeldsted, Fjeldsted & Sigurjónsson, 1962-1969

Own Private Practice, 1969-1985

Aðalsteinsson & Partners, re-named AP Lögmenn, 1985-2000

Réttur – Aðalsteinsson & Partners ehf., 2002-


Icelandic, English, Danish


Board member, The Icelandic Insurance Supervisory 1974-1978.
Board member, Lawyer’s Pension Fund 1971-1983.
Board member, Icelandic Bar Association (LMFÍ) from 1974 to 1976, including vice president from 1975 to 1976.
Chairman, Icelandic Bar Association 1992-1995
Board member, Association of Academics 1971-1979
Vice- Chair, Reykjavík Health Insurance Scheme 1974-1978
Vice- Chair, Child Welfare Council 1979-1983
Sat on the Icelandic Copyright Committee 1978-1987 and 1992 Board member, SAA -National Center of Addiction Medicine 1980-2013
Board member, The Performing Rights Society of Iceland since its establishment in 1981
Board member, IHM- Collecting Society according to article 11 of the Copyright Act 1984
Chairman, Fjölíss since its establishment in 1985 to 2004
Member, Copyright Act Revising Committee 1988-1991
Chairman, Evaluation Committee for expropriation 1988-1993
Board member, Icelandic Human Rights Centre 1994-2001, including chairman 1994-1995 and 1998-2001


Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík College, 1955.

University of Iceland, School of Law, Cand jur. 1962.

District Court Attorney 1962.

Supreme Court Attorney 1966.

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > TMT and IP

Réttur – Adalsteinsson & Partners excels in the intellectual property and trade mark space, where the team acts for its broad bench of clients on trade mark, copyright and distribution of rights matters arising out of the technology, media and fintech sectors. Key clients for the group include The Icelandic Writer’s Union and Monerium. Department head and seasoned intellectual property practitioner Sigrún Ingibjörg Gísladóttir frequently represents leading arts institutions, while Ragnar Aðalsteinsson specialises in complex litigation and is recommended for the enforcement of IP rights in the arts sector.