Óttar Pálsson

Attorney at Law, Partner

Supreme Court Attorney Óttar Pálsson began working for LOGOS’ predecessor, Aðalsteinsson & Partners in 1997. He has been a partner at LOGOS from 2000-2006 and again from 2011, holding the position of CEO and Managing Director of the Legal and Compliance Department at ALMC hf. (formerly Straumur-Burðarás Investment Bank hf.) in the interim. In 2001, Óttar graduated from University College London with an LL.M. degree in Company, Banking and Securities Law. Óttar is among the most experienced litigators at LOGOS. Along with Litigation and Arbitration, his main areas of expertise are Banking and Finance, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate Law, Financial Restructuring and Mergers and Acquisitions. Óttar is on the board of several companies, i.a. Kauping ehf. and ALMC hf. For years he has been a lecturer at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, focusing on corporate governance and the liability of company directors. Óttar has been the chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Icelandic Bar Association since 2017.

  • LOGOS Legal Services, 2011-
  • ALMC hf., previously Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf., 2006-2009
  • LOGOS Legal Services, 2000-2006
  • Adalsteinsson & Partners, 1997-2000
  • Supreme Court Attorney, 2005
  • University College London, LL.M. in Company, Banking and Securities law, 2001
  • District Court Attorney, 1999
  • University of Iceland, cand.jur., 1997
  • Chapter on Iceland in European Civil Practice (eds.: Alexander Layton og Hugh Mercer), Thomson – Sweet & Maxwell, London 2004 (with Ragnar Adalsteinsson)
  • Fishing Regulations of Iceland and the European Union – Development, Comparison and Iceland‘s Position, Úlfljótur, Reykjavík 2003 (with prof. Stefán Már Stefánsson)
  • Remarks on the Supreme Court‘s Decision of 16 December 1999 in Case nr. 236/1999, Úlfljótur, 1. issue, 2000
  • The EFTA Court’s Advisory Opinion in the Case of Erla María Sveinbjörnsdóttir vs. the Government of Iceland – a Principle of State Liability, Tímarit lögfræðinga vol. 49, 1. issue, 1999
  • EEA Member State Liability Towards Individuals and Legal Persons, Tímarit lögfræðinga vol. 48, 2. issue, 1998