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Réttur has received international recognition for quality legal services. The firm was recently ranked as a leader among Icelandic law firms in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution by major rating agencies, which carry out independent assessments of the best law firms worldwide.

Furthermore, Réttur has gained international recognition for its work in the following areas:

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Intellectual property and information technology

In addition to our legal obligations, all employees at Réttur work in accordance with the firm’s policy to have a positive and constructive impact on society, both at home and abroad. Réttur is committed to being a leader among law firms in implementing corporate social responsibility in all areas of its work, both as regards to the firm’s internal structure and communications with clients and other stakeholders.

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Legal 500

In its review, Legal 500 states:

“Headed by the ‘very experienced’ Ragnar Aðalsteinsson, Réttur – Adalsteinsson & Partners’ three-partner team has successfully broadened its practice beyond human rights cases, handling corporate and finance disputes including numerous  matters related to the banking crisis. Sigríður Rut Júlíusdóttir, who has ‘a really good overview of Icelandic court precedents and ongoing court proceedings’, has successfully represented defendants in rescission litigation related to the collapsed banks, and also has a good reputation for freedom of speech cases. Kári Hólmar Ragnarsson is ‘very commercial in an international context’ and provides ‘clear, client-focused advice’. The ‘flexible and skilled’ Ragnar Aðalsteinsson is ‘quick to wrap his head around complex ideas’, and recently acted for DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale in a high-profile damages case against the Icelandic government over the collapse of Glitnir Bank.” – Read more.


In its review, Chambers Europe states:

“Réttur is known for its strong dispute resolution team, which is composed of talented and experienced litigators with diverse backgrounds, allowing the firm to represent a range of clients in most areas of the law.

In recent years, Réttur’s team has litigated a defence on behalf of international actors in rescission cases launched by the winding up committees of the fallen Icelandic banks. These cases have been highly complicated and involved cross-border and jurisdictional disagreements, as well as unprecedented Icelandic legal issues.

The team regularly represented individuals and companies alike in highly publicized court cases in Iceland. Many of these are leading cases in the field of human rights and the firm’s partners’ have taken a number of cases to the European Court of Human Rights. Most notably in recent years, Réttur’s team has focused on high profile cases relating to freedom of speech, the right to privacy and health care.“ – Read more.

In its review, Chambers Global states:

“Réttur – Aðalsteinsson & Partners has a well-regarded dispute resolution team handling a diverse caseload. The law firm assists with commercial litigation, employment disputes and real estate issues. The lawyers also have noteworthy expertise in human rights, constitutional and criminal law cases. The department represents companies as well as private individuals. The lawyers have a high degree of commercial understanding and awareness. They are able and willing to work fast and efficiently. The law firm has a broad team with vast practical experience.”