Reykjavík

Árni Vilhjálmsson

Attorney at Law, Partner

Supreme Court Attorney Árni Vilhjálmsson has been practicing law since 1983. Árni was one of the founders of LOGOS in 2000 but before that time he was i.a. a partner at Aðalsteinsson & Partners. Árni has extensive experience in many different fields of law, such as Competition Law, Corporate Law, European Law, Intellectual Property Law and Litigation. He was as an ad hoc College Member of EFTA Surveillance Authority between 1998-2004, a member of the Council European Patent Institute between 2005-2009 and is currently a member of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office. Árni has been a lecturer at the University of Reykjavik, Faculty of Law and the Continuing Education Centre at the University of Iceland. He has both been appointed a judge ad hoc at the Court of Appeals (2019) and the Supreme Court (2020).


Experience
  • LOGOS Legal Services, 2000-
  • Adalsteinsson and Partners, 1995-1999
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels, 1992-1995
  • Law Firm at Höfdabakki, 1983-1992
  • Ministry of Commerce, 1982-1983
  • District Magistrate of Seydisfjordur, 1979-1981
Education
  • European Patent Attorney, 2005
  • Supreme Court Attorney, 1990 
  • District Court Attorney, 1983
  • Osgoode Hall Law School - Toronto Canada, 1982
  • University of Iceland, cand.jur., 1979
Publications
  • Co-author with Olafur Ari Jonsson of Icelandic chapter in Merger Control Worldwide, Cambridge University Press 2005
  • As well as other articles in the field of competition law and intellectual property law
  • Protection of intellectual property rights regarding Icelandic law and practice 1992