Kristín Edwald

Kristín Edwald

Attorney - Partner

kristin@lex.is

Supreme Court Attorney, Kristín Edwald, joined LEX in 2002. Kristín has vast experience in the field of commercial law, advising directors on corporate law, corporate governance and labor law. She also specializes in due diligence reviews. Furthermore, Kristín is among Iceland´s leading experts in the field of insurance law.

Supreme Court Attorney, Kristín Edwald, joined LEX in 2002. Upon completion of a law degree from the University of Iceland, Kristín worked as an associate at the Counsel Office, until she became a legal expert in the Economic Crime Unit at the National Commissioner of Icelandic Police in 2000. Kristín is one of the most experienced litigation lawyers in Iceland having extensive experience of litigation before the district courts, Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Iceland. In addition, Kristin has experience in litigation before the European Court of Human Rights. Kristín has vast experience in the field of commercial law, advising directors on corporate law, corporate governance and labor law. She also specializes in due diligence reviews. Furthermore, Kristín is among Iceland´s leading experts in the field of insurance law.

Career

  • LEX law offices since 2002
  • Legal expert at the Economic Crimes Unit of the National Commissioner of Police 2000-2002
  • On the legal staff at Counsel Office at Suðurlandsbraut 4a, subsequently Logos Law firm 1997 – 2000

Education

  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court in May 2005
  • Admitted to practice before the District Court in January 1998
  • Cand. jur. from the Faculty of Law of the University of Iceland in 1997

Languages

  • English
  • Danish
  • Norwegian

Teaching

  • Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Reykjavik University since 2007
  • Supervision of the B.A thesis at the Faculty of Law at the University of Iceland from 2006
  • Lecturer at the course for being admitted to practice before the District Court since 2005

Other activities

  • Board of the Icelandic Bar Association since 2020
  • Chairman of the National Electoral Commission since 2013
  • Member of the Icelandic Police Monitoring Committee since 2017
  • Chairman of the committee to review the Icelandic Judicial System 2013-2015
  • Member of the Board of Directors of LEX from 2007-2011 and from 2013
  • On the Board of Directors of the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service from 2007 – 2011
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Icelandic Lawyers 2004-2012, President from 2010-2012
  • Alternate member of the Board of the Data Protection Authority since 2004
  • Chairman of the Municipal Election Board for Reykjavik 2009-2013
  • Member of the National Election Board for Reykjavik North 2003 – 2013
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Icelandic Student Loan Fund 2001-2009
  • Member of the Reykjavík Child Welfare Committee 1998-2006
  • Executive director of the Orator Legal Aid Programme 1996-1997
  • On the Board of Directors of Orator Publishing Company 1994-1996
  • President of Orator, Association of Law Students, 1994-1995
  • Kristín is and has also been member of the Board of Directors of several Public Limited Companies over the past years