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Stefán Geir Þórisson

Stefán Geir Þórisson

About Stefán Geir Þórisson

  • Supreme Court Attorney 1998
  • District Court Attorney 1992
  • The Law Faculty of the University of Iceland, cand. jur. 1990
  • Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen 1983 – 1984
  • Hamrahlíð College 1982
  • Lycee Pablo Neruda, Grenoble 1979-1980
  • Forum lögmenn (law firm) partner from 2004
  • Lögmenn Klapparstíg (law firm) partner from 1998
  • Jón Steinar Gunnlaugsson (law firm) 1995 – 1998
  • The Legal Service of the EFTA Surveillance Authority, Geneva and Brussels 1993 – 1995
  • Jón Steinar Gunnlaugsson Supreme Court Attorney 1991 – 1993
  • The House Financing Fund 1990 – 1991
Other activities
  • Appointed Attorney of the Embassy of France in Iceland from 1996
  • Ad hoc College Member of the EFTA Surveillance Authority 1998 – 2002
  • Ad hoc Member of the Appeal Committee on Competition Matters in 1998
  • Ad-hoc Board Member of the Icelandic Commercial Arbitration Court in 1999
  • Member of the Board of the European Law  Institution of the University of
  • Reykjavik from 2004
  • Board Member of the Icelandic Bar Association from 2005 – 2007
  • Appointed by the Competition Authority in 2005 to perform the competition assessment of the merger of part of Burðarás with Landsbanki Íslands and part of Burðarás with Straumur Investment Bank
  • Appointed as an arbitrator at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in 2008
  • Appointed with 3 other lawyers in 2010 by the Parliament to assess a draft Agreement between Iceland, United Kingdom and the Netherlands on the Icesave accounts of Landsbanki Íslands hf
  • Appointed permanently by the Competition Authority in 2013 to a Committee monitoring equal access on the Icelandic telecommunications market.
  • Appointed from 1 January 2017 to the Court of Arbitration for Sports.
  • Appointed Deputy judge at the Court Court of Review from 2021.
Practice Areas
  • European law
  • Real estate law
  • Corporate law
  • Banking and finance
  • Litigation
  • Competition law
  • Contract law
  • Tort law
  • Administrative law
  • Insurance law
  • Employment
  • Construction law
  • Sports law
Teaching and research
  • Adjunct in Civil law procedure at the law faculty of University of Reykjavik 2005
  • Part time lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Reykjavík in European Law 2004 in procedural law.
  • Part time lecturer at the law faculty of the University of Iceland in European Law 1992 – 1997
  • Part time lecturer at the law faculty of the University of Reykjavik in EU and EEA law from 2011.
  • On The European Court of Justice, The Icelandic Law Journal 1990
  • Legal procedure at the European Court of Justice. Lecture at NORFEIR seminar in Oslo, Norway in October 1991
  • On the ruling of the EFTA Court in the case of Erla María Sveinbjörnsdóttir v. Iceland. Lecture at the Icelandic Bar Association in 1999
  • The Icelandic legislation on agriculture and the competition rules. Lecture at the annual meeting of the Association of dairy producers in 2000
  • Excessive taxation and quantitative restrictions according to the EEA Agreement. Lecture at the University of Akureyri, 2005
  • Alcohol Advertising and EEA law – Lecture at the Law Faculty of University of Reykjavik in 2006
  • On the ruling of the EFTA Court in the case of Þór Kolbeinsson v. Iceland. Magazine of the Icelandic Bar Association in 2011
  • A chapter on The practicing bar in the EFTA pillar – Iceland, in The handbook of EEA law 2015
  • English
  • French
  • Danish
  • German

Q&A With Stefán Geir Þórisson


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