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Recognition of Réttur by Legal500 2024

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Legal500 rankings are in and Réttur received rankings in four categories. The firm is proud of its continuing ranking as a top tier firm in Dispute resolution. Additionally, the firm continued to receive recognition in the fields of restructuring and insolvency, TMT and IP and Commercial, corporate and M&A. We are also excited to announce that this year, the firm has additionally been nominated in the field of EEA and competition law. The firm is specifically named as “Firms to Watch” on the Legal500 list, highlighting that Védís Eva Guðmundsdóttir, one of the firm‘s partners, joined from the EFTA Surveillance Authority in September 2022.

In regards to Réttur‘s expertise in dispute resolution, the Legal500 notes that Réttur „represents a diverse client base in a range of high-stakes cases, including commercial litigation on behalf of leading corporate groups, as well as criminal cases and matters concerning human rights issues“. The guide mentions that Sigrún Ingibjörg Gísladóttir is a seasoned litigator with experience before the European Court of Human Rights, Sigurður Örn Hilmarsson an expert in commercial, property, and constitutional law, and that Védís Eva Guðmundsdóttir is noted for her strength in litigating cases with a cross-border dimension. Additionally, Katrín Oddsdóttir a Consultant at the firm, is a thought leader on matters of human rights, immigration rights, and the protection of the environment. A client testimonial regarding the firm’s dispute resolution work states: “We appreciate their extensive knowledge of copyright and related matters. Quick response in sensitive matters and exceptional behaviour with clients who seek their help.”

In the field of commercial, corporate and M&A law, a team led by Sigurður Örn Hilmarsson, Stefán Örn Stefánsson received recognition as a rising star, with clients stating: “They give you all their attention and make you feel like being taken care of. Sigurður Örn Hilmarsson and Stefán Örn Stefánsson have helped our company with different projects and they have really done a great job for us so far.“

Legal500 also states that the firm is distinguished in restructuring and insolvency law, with Alexander Hafþórsson being a key figure in the firm‘s work in this field, led by Sigurður Örn Hilmarsson. Alexander received recognition as a Recommended lawyer. In the field of TMT and IP, Sigrún Ingibjörg Gísladóttir receives special recognition as a “Next Generation Partner,” and Legal500 review states that she is highly prominent in that field. Additionally, Védís Eva Guðmundsdóttir is stated as having expertise in IP, and it is said of Réttur that it represents artists, authors, and their unions.

The firm appreciates Legal500’s coverage and is proud of its attorneys. Additionally, they thank their clients for the positive feedback.