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Judges and Staff

HREINSSON Páll, President


Born:
20 February 1963, in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Studies:
Cand. Juris 1988 from the University of Iceland. Visitor student in Administrative Law and Public Administration at the University of Copenhagen 1990-1991. Doctor Juris 2005 from the University of Iceland.

Professional Career:

  • Assistant Judge, City Court of Reykjavík, 1988–1991.
  • Special Assistant, The Althing Ombudsman (The Parliamentary Ombudsman’s Office), 1991-1998.
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, 1998–1999. Professor of Law, University of Iceland, 1999-2007
  • Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, 2002-2005.
  • Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, 2005–2007.
  • Judge, Supreme Court of Iceland, 2007-2011.
  • Judge of the EFTA Court since 15 September 2011.
  • President of the EFTA Court since 1 January 2018.

Publications:
13 books and 42 articles on Administrative law, constitutional law and law of obligations.

Occupational activities under Article 4 of the Statute of the EFTA Court:
No current activities.

PRESIDENT HREINSSON'S CABINET

  • HJARTARSON, Arnaldur - Legal Secretary (Head of Cabinet)
  • MAGNÚSSON STEPHENSEN, Sindri - Legal Secretary
  • LOURENÇO, Luísa - Legal Secretary
  • EYJÓLFSDÓTTIR, Hrafnhildur Mary - Personal Assistant

 

 

CHRISTIANSEN Per, Judge


Born:
26 October 1949 in Larvik, Norway.

Studies:
1976: Cand Jur (University of Oslo); 1988: Dr Juris (University of Oslo); 2005-06: Fulbright Scholar at George Washington University, Law School, Washington DC.

Professional Career:

  • Judge of the EFTA Court since 17 January 2011
  • 1997-2011: Professor of Law at the University of Tromsø, Norway
  • 1998-2002: Advocate at Advokatfirmaet PricewaterhouseCoopers DA
  • 1995-1998: Registrar at the EFTA Court
  • 1994-1995: Director General of the Financial Markets Department, Ministry of Finance
  • 1988-1994: Counsellor, Norwegian Mission to the European Communities (Brussels)
  • 1986-1988: Assistant Director General of the Economic Policy Department, Ministry of Finance
  • 1985-1986: Head of Office and Secretary to the Board of Governors, Norges Bank
  • 1982-1985: Head of Division (Deputy Director, 1984) in the Economic Policy Department, Ministry of Finance
  • 1976-1982: Legal Counsellor, Norges Bank

Publications:
Various publications related to international, EU and EEA law and financial law.

Occupational activities under Article 4 of the Statute of the EFTA Court:
Part time Professor at the University of Tromsø teaching EU/EEA law and Constitutional law. Remunerated

JUDGE CHRISTIANSEN’S CABINET

  • REINHOLDTSEN, Jørgen - Legal Secretary
  • DYSTLAND, Marthe Kristine Fjeld - Legal Secretary
  • NÆSHEIM, Silje - Personal Assistant

 

 

HAMMERMANN Bernd, Judge


Born:
5 January 1964, in Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein

Education:
University of Fribourg, Switzerland 1989, Dr. jur. University of Fribourg 1997, Post-graduate Liechtenstein University of Applied Sciences, 2006-2007

Professional Career:

  • Judge of the EFTA Court since 9 April 2018
  • Director of the Office of Justice, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 2013-2018
  • Director of the Office of Land and Public Registration, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 2007-2013
  • Lecturer in the Bachelor and Master program „Business Information Systems“, Liechtenstein University of Applied Sciences, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 2006-2009
  • Tecnotal AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein, 2005-2007
  • Member of the College of the EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels, Belgium, 1995-2005
  • Legal counsel, Hilti AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein, 1993-1995
  • Consultant with the Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1992-1993

Publications:
Various publications related to Liechtenstein, EEA and EU law

JUDGE HAMMERMANN'S CABINET

  • CLIFTON, Michael-James - Legal Secretary
  • HAAS, Theresa - Legal Secretary
  • SCHWIESOW, Kerstin - Personal Assistant

 

 

SELVIK Gunnar , Registrar


Born:
13 November 1963, in Bergen, Norway

Studies:

  • 1994: Special subject EEA law, University of Oslo
  • 1992: Norwegian Law Degree, University of Oslo
  • 1986: Master’s degree in Economics, Royal Norwegian Naval Academy

Career:

  • Registrar of the EFTA Court since 1 September 2012.
  • Director, Goods Division, EFTA Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium, 2006-12.
  • Director, West Norway Office, Brussels, Belgium/Bergen, Norway, 2003-06.
  • Senior Project leader/lawyer, Interpro AS, Bergen, Norway, 2001-03.
  • Registrar, EFTA Court, Luxembourg 1998-2001.
  • Financial Officer/Treasury Officer, NACMA (NATO), Brussels, Belgium, 1992-98.
  • Miscellaneous posts as officer in the Norwegian Navy, 1986-92.

Publications:
The development and planning of the Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. The academic status of officers graduated from the Norwegian Naval Academy.

 

 

REGISTRY

E-mail addresses are composed as follows: firstname.lastname@eftacourt.int

  • BISCHOFF, Candy - Administrative Assistant
  • BRUHN, Harriet - Senior Administration/Finance Officer
  • BÚASON, Birgir Hrafn - Lawyer Administrator
  • WORTELBOER Sharon - Administrative Assistant
  • CARUSO, Thierry - Caretaker/Driver, temporary
  • LEMMER, Annette - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, temporary
  • MAZUR Tomasz - Administration/Finance Officer, temporary