Helgi Jóhannesson

Helgi Jóhannesson

Attorney, LL.M. - Partner

helgi@lex.is

Helgi Jóhannesson is one of the most experienced attorneys in Iceland. Helgi joined LEX in 1988. In his legal work for over 30 years he has focused on company law, bankruptcy law, contract law, administrative law, real estate and property law.

Helgi Jóhannesson is one of the most experienced attorneys in Iceland. Helgi joined LEX in 1988 after graduating from University of Iceland, faculty of law. In his legal work for over 30 years he has focused on company law, bankruptcy law, contract law, administrative law, real estate and property law.

Admitted to practice before:

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

Career

  • LEX since 1988

Education

  • Qualified hiking guide from the Iceland Tourist Guide School 2013
  • Supreme Court Attorney 1995
  • LL.M. degree from University of Miami 1990
  • District Court Attorney 1989
  • University of Iceland, cand.jur. 1988

Languages

  • English
  • Danish

Teaching

  • Lecturer in law at the Reykjavík University School of Business 2002-2012

Other activities

  • Member of The Master Plan committee for Nature Protection and Energy Utilization since 2017
  • On the board of the Icelandic Tourism Cluster since 2016
  • On the board of Iceland Touring Association since 2015
  • On the board of the Icelandic Lawyers Association from 1992-1999, serving as chairman from 1997-1999
  • A board member of the Icelandic Bar Association from 2001-2003 and chairman of the association from 2005-2008
  • Chairman of the Assessment Committee on Compensation for Expropriation since 1993
  • Chairman of the Vehicle Insurance Recovery Commission pursuant to the Act on Traffic since 1991
  • He has also served on the board of the Icelandic Adoption Society
  • Helgi now sits on the tribunal of the Motorcycle and Snowmobile Sports Association of Iceland