Kristján Gunnar Valdimarsson

Attorney at Law / Lecturer (UK) – Assistant Professor (USA)
kristjan@cato.is

Main areas of practice:
Tax law, international tax law, European tax law, Securities regulation and other legislation governing the financial market

Education and Bar admission:
Cand.jur. University of Iceland. (Master degree. Five year program) 1990
Admitted to practice before the District Court in 1994.
License (graduation) for securities dealing in a financial institution – according to law of financial institution 2001

Career:
Lawyer at the Ministry of Finance Tax Department 1990-1991
Director General of Vestfjord Tax district of Iceland 1991-1993
Head of the Tax Surveillance Department in Reykjavik Tax Office 1993-1998
Lawyer at the Althing Ombudsman (Iceland) 1999-2000
Teacher at the University of Iceland from 1996. First as a teacher, than as Adjunct Professor and from 2007 as Lektor (Lecturer (UK) – Assistant Professor (USA)).
Head of Taxation Affairs of Bunadarbanki 2000-2003
Head of Taxation Affairs of Landsbanki 2003-2008
Attorney at Law 2008-2014
Partner at CATO Law Firm since 2014

Academic writing:
On collction of taxes, issued by Ministry of Finance, 1991 and 1997
Procedure of imposing tax, published Úlfljotur, p. 349-385, 4 issue 1993
New Procedure of imosing tax, published in Directorate of Internal Revenue, p. 23-25, Tiund, april 1997
Statute of limitation in tax law, published in Directorate of Internal Revenue, Tiund, p. 26-28, october 1997
2009 Tax avoidance, published Timarit Lögfræðinga, p. 219-262, 3 issue 2009
2016 Beneficial owner in international tax, published Úlfljotur, p. 265-328, 3 issue 2016

Languages:
English
Danish

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