Arnar Þór Stefánsson

Attorney - Partner

arnar@lex.is

Supreme Court Attorney Arnar Þór Stefánsson joined LEX in 2004. Arnar Þór is one of the most experienced litigator at LEX and has litigated well over 300 cases before the District and Supreme courts of Iceland as well as before the EFTA-court, for companies, individuals and public entities.

Supreme Court Attorney Arnar Þór Stefánsson joined LEX in 2004 after graduating with a law degree from the University of Iceland. Previously he worked for a short while for the Althing Ombudsman and was assistant judge at the Supreme Court from 2006-2007. Arnar Þór is one of the most experienced litigator at LEX and has litigated well over 300 cases before the District and Supreme courts of Iceland as well as before the EFTA-court, for companies, individuals and public entities. Arnar specilises in litigation, and also has expert knowledge in the field of public administration, construction and urban planning, tendering, real estate, employment and labour law and obligation law. Arnar has taught in the faculty of law in the University of Iceland and Reykjavík University as well as teaching in bar admission courses for district court certification.

Admitted to practice before:

  • The Supreme Court
  • The Appeal Court
  • The District Courts

Career

  • Althing Ombudsman 2004
  • LEX 2004-2006
  • Supreme Court of Iceland 2006-2007
  • LEX 2007-

Education

  • Supreme Court Attorney 2011
  • Attorney at Law 2005
  • University of Iceland, cand. jur. 2004
  • Copenhagen University 2003

Languages

  • English
  • Nordic languages

Teaching

  • Lecturer in Public Administration at University of Iceland 2006 – 2014
  • Lecturer in Property law at University of Iceland 2005
  • Lecturer in law of Obligation at Reykjavík University 2005 and 2008-2009
  • Lecturer in Procedural law at University of Iceland 2014-2016
  • Lecturer in criminal law and procedure for the bar admission courses for district court certification from 2015
  • Supervision on number of BA and Master‘s theses

Publications

  • Ógilding stjórnvaldsákvarðana, Úlfljótur, 2005
  • Um veiðifélög, Úlfljótur, 2007 (co-writer Karl Axelsson, Supreme Court Attorney)
  • Editorial board on publication on published abstracts of judgments rendered by the European Court of Human Rights 2008-2013

Other activities

  • Board of the Icelandic Bar Association, 2016-2018, vice-chairman 2017-2018
  • Law Committe of the Icelandic Bar Association 2013-2014
  • Board of CODEX Publishing 2005-2008
  • Secretary of a committee on a revision of the law on salmon- and trout fishing 200
  • Referee at the Football Association of Iceland since 2011, national referee since 2016