EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
•Phd studies at Oslo University in autumn 2014 - . (On leave 2015-2017 while in position as a legal advisor to the Minister of the Interior). Title of project: “Access to energy sources in the light of EU rules on non-discrimination and transparency.”
•Qualified as District Court Attorney, 2000.
•LLM in European law, University of Lund, Sweden, 1997.
•Law degree (Cand. Jur.), University of Iceland, 1995.
- Assistant professor, Faculty of Law. 2014 to date (on leave 2014-2017).
- Specialist and Director for the Institute of Natural Resources. 2009-2014.
- Member of the Board of the Iceland School of Energy. 2009 to date.
•Ministry of the Interior (Innanríkisráðuneytið). Special legal advisor to the Minister of the Interior. Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2017.
•EFTA Court. Legal advisor to the Icelandic judge. 2003-2008.
•Ministry for Industries and Commerce (Iðnaðar- og viðskiptaráðuneytið). Legal expert. 2000-2003.
•Ministry for Fisheries (Sjávarútvegsráðuneytið) Legal expert. 1997-2000.
•Gylfi og Svala Thorlacius Law Firm. Lawyer. 1995-1996.
•Kristín Haraldsdóttir. Hlutleysi EES- og ESB-réttar gagnvart skipan eignarréttar (Neutrality of EU and EEA law in relation to states’ rules on system of ownership) Úlfljótur 2018 (1), p. 5.
•Kristín Haraldsdóttir. Leyfi til raforkuframleiðslu: skyldur ríkja samkvæmt raforkutilskipuninni í ljósi reglna um jafnræði og gagnsæi. (Authorisations for new electricity generation capacity in light of the principles of non-discrimination and transparency in the Directive on the Internal Electricity Market) Stjórnmál og Stjórnsýsla (The Icelandic Review of Politics & Administration) 2014 (2), p. 545.
•Kristín Haraldsdóttir. “The Limits of EU Competences to Regulate Conditions for Exploitation of Energy Resources: Analysis of Article 194(2) TFEU.” European Energy and Environmental Law Review 2014 (6), p. 208.
•Kristín Haraldsdóttir. Áhrif Lissabon sáttmálans á rétt einstaklinga til að höfða mál fyrir EFTA-dómstólnum (The effect of the Lisbon Treaty on Standing of individuals and legal persons before the EFTA-Court. Tímarit Lögréttu 2014 (1), p. 51.
•Kristín Haraldsdóttir. Endurskoðan laga um stjórn fiskveiða og jafnræðisregla stjórnarskrárinnar. Vandratað er meðalhófið! (Review of the Fisheries Management Act: the Constitutional Principle of Non-Discrimination and the application of the principle of proportionality.) Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál. (Icelandic Journal of Business and Economics) 2012 (2), p. 1.
•Kristín Haraldsdóttir, Margrét Vala Kristjánsdóttir and Ásdís Hlökk Theodórsdóttir. Sameiginlegt mat á umhverfisáhrifum. (Procedure and assessment of cumulative environmental effect.) Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla (The Icelandic Review of Politics & Administration) 2011 (7), p. 497.
•Kristín Haraldsdóttir. “Property Rights in Water and Social Conflict: An Example from Iceland.” International Journal of Rural Law and Policy 2011 (1), p. 1.
•Kristín Haraldsdóttir. “Introduction to the Legal Environment in Iceland for utilisation of Geothermal.” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 2010 (1), p. 1.
•Kristín Haraldsdóttir. “Judgments of the EFTA Court in cases that stem from Iceland – lessons to be learned.” Tímarit lögfræðinga 2004 (3), p. 417.
OTHER SERVICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Competition Authority (Samkeppniseftirlitið). Chair of the Board, Sept. 2017 to date and Sept. 2013 – Dec. 2014.
•Icelandic Court Administration (Dómstólasýslan). Board member, September 2017 to date.
•Chair of a temporary working group on electricity security on the Icelandic wholesale market for electricity, appointed by the Minister for Indistries and Innovation. 2017 to date.
•Member of a temporary group of specialist for preparing legal framework for an Icelandic sovereign wealth fund, appointed by the Prime Minister. 2017-2018.
•Project manager for the establishment of Landsréttur, a new Court of Appeals in Iceland. January - September 2017.
•Member of the Appeals Committee for Electricity Market Affairs (Úrskurðarnefnd raforkumála). 2013- 2014.
•Member of the Board of Sjóvá, insurance company. 2012-2013.
•Deputy Chair of the Board of the Financial Supervisory Authority (Fjármálaeftirlitið). 2009-2011.
•Chair of the appeals committee for sale of goods and services (Kærunefnd lausafjár- og þjónustukaupa). 2001-2003.
•Member of the Board of the Fish Quota Exhange Market (Kvótaþing). 1998-2000.
•Various advisory work, including: Drafting of a bill of law for implementing the Aarhus Convention (cf. Acts No. 130/2011 and 131/2011), drafting of a bill of law on a Master Plan for Nature Protection and Energy Utilisation (cf. Act 48/2011), advisor to councellors in EFTA Court Case E-16/11 (Icesave), as well as legal advice on inter alia legislation governing foreign investment and resources management.