Hjördís Halldórsdóttir IT Law - Iceland

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Efstaleiti 5
103 Reykjavík

Tel: +354 540 0300
Fax: +354 540 0300

Email: hjordis@logos.is
Web: www.logos.is

Hjordis has long been ranked among Iceland‘s leading lawyers in the field of Information Technology Law as well as in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, most recently by Chambers Europe (Band 1) and Legal 500. For a number of years she has also been the leading legal advisor for a number of major Icelandic corporations in diverse industries, ranging from construction and aluminum to technology, and is ranked as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 in Projects and Energy. In recent years her litigation practice has grown substantially, and she has been the lead counsel in landmark cases involving a wide variety of commercial and financial disputes.

  • Freedom of Expression and Protection of the Private Life. Anniversary edition from the Icelandic Data Protection Authority. Reykjavik. 2007.
  • Enforcement of Copyright. Scandinavian Studies in Law Vol. 47. Peter Wahlgren (Ed.). Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law. Stockholm. 2004. (Compulsory reading, LL.M. in Law and Information Technology, Stockholm University).
  • Overview of New and Changed Remedies in Case of Breach of Contract (translation of original title). Researches in Social Sciences IV. Faculty of Law. Vidar Mar Matthiasson (Ed.). University of Iceland Press. Reykjavik. 2003.
  • Employees’ E-Mail and Privacy (translation of original title). Lögberg, Journal of the Institute of Law. Stefan Mar Stefansson (Ed.) and Vidar Mar Matthiasson (Ed.). University of Iceland Press. Reykjavik. 2003. (Reviewed).


The history of LOGOS begins in 1907 when Sveinn Bjornsson, who later became the first president of Iceland, established the Counsel Office. The Counsel Office was also the first law firm ever opened in Iceland.

In the year 2000, The Counsel Office merged with another law firm called Adalsteinsson and Partners, which was established in 1969 by Ragnar Adalsteinsson. This marked the beginning of LOGOS which became the largest law firm in Iceland with a powerful team of lawyers and assistants who specialise in services for the business community using their broad range of experience on behalf of our clients in all aspects of business law practice.

As a part of the natural development of the largest and oldest law firm in Iceland, the London office was set up by Gudmundur J. Oddsson and opened in January 2006. For many years our firm has been instrumental in the expansion of the Icelandic economy as well as being the preferred partner of those looking to invest in Iceland. It was therefore a natural step for the firm to set up offices in London, which was and remains the most important financial centre in the world for Icelandic related businesses. The London office has grown steadily over the years and now has three partners and a total of eleven highly qualified lawyers who hold both British and Icelandic qualifications. LOGOS was the first Icelandic law firm to set up an office in London and remains the only Icelandic law firm with operational offices outside of Iceland.

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