Árni Vilhjálmsson

Árni Vilhjálmsson has been nominated as a leading individual (senior statesman) in Iceland in corporate/commercial law and intellectual property law in Chambers Europe for several years, as well as a leading lawyer in intellectual property law in IFLR1000.


– LOGOS Legal Services since 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


– 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


– English
– Danish


– Lecturer at the University of Iceland and the Continuing Education


– 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

Other Activities:

– Member of the Disciplinary Appeals Board of the European Patent Office 2015-
– Counsel member in European Patent Institute 2005-2009
– Ad hoc College member of EFTA Surveillance Authority 1998-2004
– Board member of the Icelandic Bar Association 1990-1992
– Vice chairman of LIN, the Loan fund for Icelandic students 1982-1987
– Chairman of Orator, Law Student Association 1977-1978

Kara Borg Fannarsdóttir

Kara Borg Fannarsdóttir is our exclusively recommended Tort Law expert in Iceland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kara directly using the contact details listed above.

Attorney Kara joined LEX in 2010 after completing her Mag.jur degree from University of Iceland. She completed a bachelor degree in law from the same university in 2008. Kara was admitted to practice before the district courts in 2012. Her main focus has been Bankruptcy law, Tort law, Company law, as well as litigation before the District Courts.

Litigation and dispute resolution has always been one of the cornerstones of LEX’s practice as LEX has disputed many of the more complex disputes in the Icelandic legal environment. As one of the oldest and most respected law firm in Iceland the lawyers at LEX put their client needs in foreground with efficiency and quality as a guiding light.

Atli Björn Þorbjörnsson

Atli Björn Þorbjörnsson is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in Iceland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Atli directly using the contact details above.

Our specific focus on servicing the business sector has allowed our lawyers to gain substantial experience and a level of expertise which is second to none in Iceland in, among other areas, corporate law, finance law and general business law.

Our lawyers have from the establishment of the firm advised on complex deals, the majority of which has an international aspect. As a result, we have placed emphasis on our team of lawyers being educated and experienced abroad, as well as having diverse backgrounds. This is essential for the purpose of providing our clients with a multi-angle approach to solving legal problems.

Firm Overview:

BBA was the first law firm in Iceland to build its practice exclusively on servicing the business sector. This is and has always been our main focus.

As a result, BBA has in recent years been leading in the field of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and corporate finance, bankruptcy law, PFI projects and general corporate and commercial law on the Icelandic market. This is confirmed by the firm’s top tier ranking in the respective fields by all the major ranking companies.

Due to our level of expertise and good reputation we have been entrusted by our local and international clients to provide advice on many of Iceland’s biggest and most complicated financing and M&A deals, as well as the country’s most important PFI projects.