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Gudjon Armannsson

Gudjon Armannsson

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Expertise

  • Insurance and Tort
  • Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law
  • Property Law
  • Public Administration, Public Parties and Urban Planning

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Guðjón Ármannsson is an attorney at law, licensed to practice before the District Courts, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. Mr. Ármannsson joined LEX in 2007, but previously worked for the Wasteland Commission.

Mr. Ármannsson specializes in litigation and has expertise in the field of property law, natural resources law, law of tort, administrative law and urban planning and construction legislation.

Mr. Ármannsson is one of the leading litigators at LEX and has litigated almost 80 cases before the Supreme Court of Iceland. In addition, he has litigated nearly two hundred cases before the Court of Appeals and the District Courts. Mr. Ármannsson’ s clients are individuals, companies, public bodies and municipalities.

Among the court cases Mr. Ármannsson has litigated before the Supreme Court are landmark cases in property rights. Many of these court cases pertain to disputes over the ownership of land and dispute over resources such as water and fishing rights. Furthermore, Mr. Ármannsson defended the interests of the municipality of Kópavogur in disputes over the jurisdiction of the municipalities in the capital area, ending in 2017 with a judgment from the Supreme Court.

Mr. Ármannsson was appointed Vice-chairman of the Assessment Committee on Compensation for Expropriation in 2019. Mr. Ármannsson has lectured in Property law at the Faculty of Law in the University of Iceland and Reykjavík’s University. Furthermore Mr. Ármannsson has been an external examiner on Master’s theses in the Faculty of Law at University of Iceland as well as having supervised several BA theses at the same Faculty.

Bar Admissions

The Supreme Court
The Appeal Court
The District Courts

Education

Cand. jur. from the Faculty of Law of the University of Iceland in June, 2005.
Exchange student at the Aarhus University in Denmark in 2004.
Graduated from the Laugarvatn Secondary School in 1998.
Areas of Practice

Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law | Insurance and Tort | Property Law | Public Administration, Public Parties and Urban Planning

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Teaching and research:
Advisor on practical assignments in property law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Iceland since 2006.

Professional Associations

Commissions of Trust:
President of the Students' Association of the Laugarvatn Secondary School 1997-1998.
Vice-President of Orator, the Association of Law Students at the University of Iceland, 2001-2002.
Member of the Students Council of the University of Iceland 2002-2004.
Vice-President of the Students Council of the University of Iceland 2003-2004.


Professional Activities and Experience

Legal expert for the Wasteland Commission 2004-2007.

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