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Judges and Staff

Páll Hreinsson, 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

  • Ólafur Ísberg Hannesson - Legal Secretary
  • Sindri M. Stephensen - Legal Secretary
  • Hrafnhildur Mary Eyjólfsdóttir - Personal Assistant

 

 

Per Christiansen, 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. 

JUDGE CHRISTIANSEN’S CABINET

  • Jørgen Reinholdtsen - Legal Secretary
  • Håvard Ormberg - Legal Secretary
  • Silje Næsheim - Personal Assistant

 

 

Bernd Hammermann, Judge


Born:
5 January 1964, citizen of Triesen, 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

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

JUDGE HAMMERMANN'S CABINET

  • Michael-James Clifton - Legal Secretary
  • Theresa Haas - Legal Secretary
  • Kerstin Schwiesow - Personal Assistant

 

 

Ólafur Jóhannes Einarsson, Registrar


Born:
27 March 1974, in Reykjavik, Iceland   

Studies:     

  • 2004: M. Phil in Law, University of Oxford, St. John’s College
  • 2003: Mag. Jur. in European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford, St. John’s College
  • 1999: Cand. Jur., University of Iceland

 
Career:  

  • Registrar of the EFTA Court since 1 September 2018.
  • Counsel, BBA Legal, 2017-18.
  • Director, Internal Market Affairs Directorate, EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels, Belgium, 2011-17.
  • Deputy Director, Legal and Executive Affairs Department, EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels, Belgium, 2011.

Publications:
Various articles on EEA law, competition law and public law in books and legal journals.

REGISTRY

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

  • Harriet Bruhn - Senior Administration/Finance Officer
  • Birgir Hrafn Búason - Senior Lawyer Administrator
  • Tomasz Mazur - Administration/Finance Officer, temporary
  • Sharon Wortelboer - Administrative Assistant
  • Candy Bischoff - Administrative Assistant
  • Annette Lemmer - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, temporary
  • Thierry Caruso - Caretaker/Driver, temporary