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Orn Gunnarsson

Orn Gunnarsson

Managing Partner


  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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Örn Gunnarsson is the Managing Partner at LEX and has extensive experience of various aspects of businesses. He joined LEX in 2010. Örn has specialized in share capital transactions, corporate finance and restructuring. In addition, the rules of law in the football arena have been under his review.

Upon graduation from the Faculty of Law of the University of Iceland in 1994, Örn worked at the Office of the Reykjavík District Commissioner and practiced law at a small firm in Akranes. After completing a two-year MBA program at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Graduate School of Business, Örn was employed and later appointed director of corporate advisory at Glitnir Bank, where he gained valuable experience in consulting on the purchase and sale of companies both domestically and abroad, listings of shares and bonds on a regulated securities market in addition to advice on corporate funding and restructuring.

Örn also has experience in working with smaller financial institutions and was Managing Director of a company in the IT sector for a two-year period. He is a great supporter of ÍA Football Club and chairman of the club’s achievement division as well as serving on committees on behalf of the Football Association of Iceland.


2000 MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Graduate School of Business
1995 Advocate to the District Courts
1994 Cand jur. from the Faculty of Law, University of Iceland
Areas of Practice

Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Akranes Football Club, Board Membership
The Football Association of Iceland, member of the Commitee of Contracts, status and transfer of players and clubs
The Football Association of Iceland, member of Commitee of Club's Licence System

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

2008-2010 Managing Director, Securstore ehf. and SecurStore UK ltd
2007-2008 Managing Director, Corporate Addvisory Saga Capital Investment Bank
2003-2007 Head of Corporate Advisory, Islandsbanka
2000-2003 Director, Corporate Advisory, Islandsbanka
1995-1998 Attourney at Law, Tryggvi Bjarnason Law Firm
1994-1995 Deputy, The Reykjavik District Commisioner

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