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Kristin Edwald

Kristin Edwald



  • Constitution and Human Rights
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Insurance and Tort
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

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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.

Bar Admissions

The Supreme Court
The Appeal Court
The District Courts


Cand. jur. from the Faculty of Law of the University of Iceland in 1997.
Areas of Practice

Constitution and Human Rights | Corporate and Commercial Law | Employment and Labour Law | Insurance and Tort | Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution | Mergers and Acquisitions | Public Administration, Public Parties and Urban Planning

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Commissions of Trust:
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

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

Professional Activities and Experience

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

Measures Undertaken by the Icelandic Government in Response to COVID-19
LEX Law Offices, April 2020

This memorandum is intended to provide information on measures undertaken by the Icelandic government in response to disruption of businesses on account of the SARSCoV2 virus. The memo will be updated as the occasion arises. Status as on Tuesday 31 March 2020 On 31 March 2020, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed amendments to various laws in order to implement the government´s announced measures in response to COVID-19...

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