Óttar Pálsson

Attorney at Law, Partner

Ottar is recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global. His practice focuses on offering local advice to international investors, including the largest creditor groups of Kaupthing hf., Glitnir hf. and LBI hf. Mr. Pálsson is also an active litigator.

  • LOGOS Legal Services since 2011
  • ALMC hf., previously Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf., Chief Executive Officer 2009-2010,
    General Counsel, Managing Director of the Legal and Compliance Department, 2006-2009
  • LOGOS Legal Services 2000-2006
  • Adalsteinsson & Partners sf. 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
  • English
  • Lecturer at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, in corporate governance and directors' liabilities

  • 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
Other Activities
  • ALMC hf. (previously Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf.), non-executive director since 2010
  • Icelandic Bar Association, board member
  • Icelandic Bar Association, member of the Law Committee during 2004 to 2006