Sölvi Davíðsson

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Damages & Insurance Law
  • EU/EEA-Law
  • Family & Inheritance Law
  • Finance
  • Financial Institutions, Mutual Funds & Insurance Companies
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Mergers & Due Diligence
  • Municipalities
  • Real Estate Law
  • Resources, Energy & Environment

ATTORNEY AT LAW – PARTNER

Sölvi holds a Master of Law from University of Iceland, from where he graduated in 2009. Sölvi specialises in banking and finance, competition law, corporate and commercial law, and insolvency and bankruptcy. He has vast experience advising on resources, energy, and environment, including the legal aspects of aquaculture (fish farming). Between 2009-16 Sölvi advised the Winding-up Board of LBI ehf. (formerly Landsbanki Íslands hf.). The insolvency of Landsbanki Íslands hf. is one of the largest in history with liabilities around USD 30 billion and estimated assets approximately 14 billion.

Sölvi was admitted to practice before the Appeal Court in 2019 and became partner at LAGASTOÐ in 2020. He was recently instructed by the Icelandic Competition Authority in a complex judicial review challenge before the Appeal Court.

ADMISSIONS

  • The Appeal Court (2019)
  • The District Courts

EXPERIENCE

  • Partner, LAGASTOÐ, 2020-
  • Partner, SD lögmannsstofa ehf., 2017-20
  • Associate, LAGASTOÐ, 2009-17
  • Associate, OPUS lögmenn ehf., 2008-9

APPOINTMENTS

  • Chairman (Ad hoc) of the Icelandic Complaints Board for Goods and Services, 2018-20
  • Secretary, the Disciplinary Committee of the Icelandic Bar Association, 2017-

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law (Master), 2009
  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law (BA), 2007
  • The Commercial College of Iceland (Matriculation Exam), 2004

TEACHING

  • University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, 2009

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Nordic languages