Hjalti Geir Erlendsson

Hjalti Geir Erlendsson

Attorney, LL.M. - Associate

hjalti@lex.is

Hjalti Geir Erlendsson is a District Court Attorney who joined LEX in June 2019. He previously worked for LEX in 2013-2015. At LEX he primarily focuses on issues related to public administration, corporate and commercial law as well as European law.

Hjalti Geir Erlendsson is a District Court Attorney who joined LEX in June 2019. He previously worked for LEX in 2013-2015.

Hjalti Geir holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Iceland and an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School. He has a broad experience in the field of law as well as public policy. In addition to his experience as an attorney at LEX, Hjalti Geir has worked as a lawyer for the Parliamentary Ombudsman in Iceland, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Brussels and as a journalist in Iceland. At LEX he primarily focuses on issues related to public administration, corporate and commercial law as well as European law.

Admitted to practice before:

  • The District Courts

Career

  • LEX Law Offices since 2019
  • Parliamentary Ombudsman, lawyer, 2018-2019
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Secretariat in Brussels 2016-2018
  • LEX Law Offices 2013-2015
  • Journalist for the Financial News of Iceland and the daily Morgunbladid alongside law school

Education

  • Columbia Law School, LL.M. 2016
  • District Court Attorney 2014
  • University of Iceland, mag.jur 2013
  • Uppsala university in Sweden, Erasmus 2012
  • University of Iceland, BA in law 2011

Languages

  • English
  • Danish

Teaching

  • Assistant teacher in the Nordic Human Rights Moot Court Competition, University of Iceland 2015
  • Assistant teacher in legal theory at the University of Iceland 2012-2013

Other activities

  • Icelandic Gymnastics Federation – legal committee
  • Gymnastics coach 2004-2014
  • Editorial board of Úlfljótur Law Review, 2010-2011
  • Board member of Orator, law student’s association, 2009-2010