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Guðmundur Sigurðsson

School:School of Social Sciences / Department of Law 
Phone:5996405 
Email:gudmundurru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/gudmundur

Education

PLD (Program for Leadership Development), IESE, Barcelona, 03/2013-06/2013

 
Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo 1992.Doctoral degree in June 1996.
 
 
Postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo, winter of 1991-1992.In the autumn semester I studied administrative law and civil procedure, and in the spring semester administrative law, civil procedure and maritime law.
 
Cand. Jur. from the Faculty of Law of the University of Iceland ( lagadeild HÍ), 1991.
 
Teacher’s degree from the Academy of Sports and Physical education at Laugarvatn (Íþróttakennaraskólinn á Laugarvatni ), 1984.
 
Studied Sports Sciences at the University of Tuscaloosa in Alabama, USA, in the spring semester of 1982.
 
Graduated from Akureyri Junior College (Menntaskólinn á Akureyri), 1981.

Career

 

Reykjavik University, School of Law

Dean from 2011-2014

Professor, 2006 -

Associate Professor,  2003 to 2006

Vátryggingafélag Íslands (Insurance company)

Advocate, 2008-2010

Supreme Court Advocate from 2004

Tryggingamiðstöðin (Insurance company)

Advocate, 1996-2004.

 
 

RU teaching record

2019-3L-305-FJA3Private Law III - Torts
2018-3L-835-BOTRLaw on Compensation
2018-3L-305-FJA3Private Law III - Torts
2017-3L-305-FJA3Private Law III - Torts
2017-3L-782-PINLPersonal Injury Law
2017-3L-899-ML15ML Thesis
2017-3L-751-PROJResearch Study
2017-3L-106-ÚRÁLSeeking solutions to legal problems
2017-1L-751-PROJResearch Study
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Subject field

Law of Torts, Insurance Law, Maritime Law and Social Security Law

Services

Work relating to legislation
Chairman of a Committee appointed to work on the review of the rules of the Maritime Act No. 34/1985 on salvage, cf. Act No. 133/1998.
Ansvar for rekonstruktionsforanstaltninger efter sjøulykker og ved afvikling af offshorevirksomhed [Danish].37th Noridic Lawyers’ Conference in Reykjavík, 18-20 August 2005, Vol. I.
Judgment of the Supreme Court of 18 September 2003 in case No. 520/2002.ink between rights to damages and right to Social Security compensation.Lögmannablaðið, March 2004.

Publications

Printed/published material

I am currently working on a book on Icelandic Maritime Law. The  book has been peer reviewed and is scheduled for publication in November/December 2016. In addition to me  Professor emeritus Hans Jacob Bull, http://www.jus.uio.no/nifs/personer/vit/hajbull/index.html, and Professor emeritus Thor Falkanger, http://www.jus.uio.no/nifs/personer/vit/falkange/index.html, at The University of Oslo Norway, will be authors of the book.

Contents of the book:

Chapters:

1.              Introduction

2.              Ships, nationality and registration

3.              Ship control and classification

4.              Mortages, enforcement liens, maritime liens and rights of retention

5.              Liability

6.              Limitation of shipowners liability

7.              Oil pollution and environmental liability

8.              Liability for collisions

9.              The legal position of the crew

10.           Contracts of affreightment, an overview

11.           Bills of lading and seawaybills, liability for damage, loss and delay; incorrect description of goods

12.           Voyage chartering

13.           Time chartering

14.           Other contracts of affreightment

15.           Carriage of passengers and luggage

16.           Salvage

17.           General average

18.           Maritime insurance, overview and gerneral questions

19.           The induvidual types of insurance

20.           Maritime inquiries

Ábyrgð á tjóni af völdum mengunar frá skipum, [The Liability for damage caused by pollution from ships], appeared in vol. 12.1.  of Tímarit Lögréttu, 2016, p. 88-142.

Björgunarreglur siglingalaga, [The rules on salvage in the Icelandic Maritime Act], appeared in vol. 68.3 in Úlfljótur  tímarit laganema, p. 651-712.

 Islandsk kompensasjonsrett ved arbeidsulykker , [Icelandic law on the Right to Compensation in Case of Work Injury], appeared in Bertil Bengtsson 90 år, [Liber Amicorum for Bertil Bengtsson] Jure Förlag AB, Stockholm 2016.

Er breytinga þörf á íslensku siglingalögunum?, [Is it necessary to amend the Icelandic Maritime Act? ],  appeared in vol. 11.1.  of Tímarit Lögréttu, 2015, p. 192-241.

Ábyrgð farmflytjanda á einingaflutningum til og frá Íslandi , [The liability of the carrier for damage, loss and delay in the line trade to and from Iceland], Guðmundur Sigurðsson is the first author and Supreme Court Attorney Einar Baldvin Axelsson is second author. The  article appeared in vol. 65.3.  of Tímarit lögfræðinga, 2016, p. 465-529.

 

Book: Almannatryggingar og félagsleg aðstoð [Social Security and Social Aid]. Guðmundur Sigurðsson & Ragnhildur Helgadóttir. JPV útgáfa. 2007 (608 pp).       

Mat á varanlegum afleiðingum líkamstjóna [Assessment of the permanent consequences of personal injury], Tímarit Lögréttu, vol. 3.2, October 2006.

Slysabætur almannatrygginga – opinber réttur - einkaréttarleg sjónarmið [Social security accident compensation – public law – civil law viewpoints], Guðmundur Sigurðsson and Ragnhildur Helgadóttir, Guðrúnarbók (ed. Pétur Kr. Hafstein et al.), Hið Íslenska bókmenntafélag, 2006.

Vinnuslys, slysatrygging sjómanna [Occupational accidents, seamen’s accident insurance], appeared in vol. 2.2 of Tímarit Lögréttu, 2005.

Judgment of the Supreme Court of 27 May 2004 in Case No. 482/2003.Bótaábyrgð starfsmanns gagnvart vinnuveitanda sínum [Liability of employees to employers].Lögmannablaðið, September 2004.

Vinnuslys, slysatrygging sjómanna.  Er um bótaskylt slys að ræða? [Occupational accidents, seamen’s accident insurance. Is the accident subject to compensation?]Tímarit Lögréttu, September 2004.

 

Skaðabótaábyrgð ríkisins vegna frávikningar eða slita á ráðningu [State liability for dismissal or termination of work].Ráðstefnurit í tengslum við ráðstefnu um rannsóknir í félagsvísindum [Papers from a conference on Research in the Social Sciences], Faculty of Law, 22. October 2004, Háskólaútgáfan 2004, ISBN 9979-54-609-3, pp. 131-151.

 

 

Forsikring ved dør til dør transport [Insurance in door-to-door transport – in Danish].Marius, 248 pp. pp. 239-245.

 

 

Bótaréttur launþega er breytinga þörf? [Employees’ rights to compensation – Is there a need for change?]Lögmannablaðið, vol. 1, February 1/1999, pp. 10-11.

 

Pakkereisekontrakter. EF´s pakkereisedirektiv og den nordiske lovgivningen. [Package tour contracts. The EU Package Tour Directive and Scandinavian law].Doctoral thesis, Juristforbundets Forlag, Oslo 1996. Available at the Reykajvík University Faculty of Law.

Pakkereiser og de alminnelige transportsregler. Samspillet mellom EF-rett, internasjonal konvensjonsrett og nordisk rett. Hvorfor ikke nordisk rettsenhet? [Danish].Lecture at a Maritime Law Seminar held by the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, 15 March 1995.

 

Lectures on juridical matters:

 

Vessel operator’s liability. Wilson Muuga – Who pays?

Lecture given at a seminar hosted by the RU Faculty of Law on 25 January 2007.

Lecture given in collaboration with Ragnhildur Helgadóttir of the Ministry of Health on 30 November 2006, on the subject:Social security:Role and interaction with other compensation recourses

Rights to compensation for work-related accidents.Lecture given at a conference on rights to compensation for work-related injury at Reykjavík University on 21 September 2006.

Lecture given in collaboration with Ragnhildur Helgadóttir of the Insurance Law Association on 24 November 2005, on the subject:Social Security accident insurance:Public law – civil law viewpoints.

Keynote address on the subject of Ansvar for rekonstruktionsforanstaltninger efter sjøulykker og ved afvikling af offshorevirksomhed [Danish], given at the Nordic Lawyers’ Conference on 18 August 2005.Seamen’s accident insurance.Lecture given at the Icelandic Institute of Maritime Law on 10 May 2005.

Lecture at the Association of Consultant Engineers on 17 November 2004. Liability of experts and professional liability insurance.

Courses/seminar at the Icelandic Bar Association 16 November 2004. Liability of consultants and professional liability insurance.

Skaðabótaábyrgð ríkisins vegna frávikningar eða slita á ráðningu [State liability for dismissal or termination of work].Lecture given at a conference hosted by the University of Iceland on Social Sciences on 22 October 2004.

Rights of injured persons to a life of their own. Cost of care giving.How far does the right to compensation extend?Lecture at the Icelandic Insurance Law Association, 14 October 2004.

Liability and insurance on holiday trips.Lecture at the Icelandic Travel Industry Association at Hotel Saga, 25 March 2004. Lecture given in the course of the UR Research Days, 3 November 2003.

Judgment of the Supreme Court of 18 September 2003 in Case No. 520/2002.Link between rights to damages and right to Social Security compensation.Lecture for the Icelandic Bar Association, 10 September 2003.

Erstatning for yrkesskade i Island [Danish].Lecture given at the 20th Nordic Maritime Law Conference, held in Reykjavík 30 August to 3 September 2002.

Employees’ accident insurance.New perspectives.Lecture given for the Association of Icelandic Insurance Companies on 25 October 2001.

Recent judgments in tort cases.Talk given at a luncheon meeting of the Icelandic Bar Association.

Package tour and liability insurance – the need for changes.Lecture at the Annual General Meeting of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association on 5 April 2001.

Islandsk erstatningsrett. Erstatningsutmåling etter den islandske erstatningsansvarslov [Danish]. Lecture for the staff of the insurance company IF at Tryggingamiðstöðin on 7 May 2001.

Who is liable for package tours?Law of torts.Lecture at a meeting of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association on 13 September 2000.

Safety in tourist services.Who is liable to the consumer?Need for insurance – what protection is on offer?Lecture given at the autumn meeting of the Iceland Tourist Guide Association, 5 October 2000.

Islandsk erstatningsrett. Motstrid mellom Islandsk rett og EFTA/EF retningslinjer etter EØS-avtalen? Erstatningsutmåling etter den islandske erstatningsansvarslov [Danish]. Lecture given at Jussystemers Personskade Kurs in Reykjavík, 121 February 2000.

Law of tort/insurance/tourist guides.Lecture prepared for the Icelandic Association of Tourist Guides, 16 November 1989.

Insurance, liability, tort.Lecture given at a conference under the heading of “Is Iceland a safe tourist destination?”, Reykjavík, 19 March 1999.

Liability for shipwrecks.What if the vessel Guðrún Gísladóttir had sank off the coast of Iceland and not Norway?

Forsikring ved dør til dør transport [Insurance in door-to-door transport – in Danish].Lecture given at the 18th Nordic Maritime Law Conference, held in Lund in Sweden, 30 August to 2 September 1998.

Accident insurance for employees and links to the general rules of the law of tort.Lecture given at a conference of the Association of Icelandic Lawyers in Viðey, 4 October 1997.

Package tours.The concept of package tour, who is liable to the buyer, non-performance recourses and rules of applicable law.How is this relevant to the insurance companies?Lecture held for the Association of Icelandic Insurance Companies, 14 November 1996.

Lecture in connection with doctoral defence on 7 June 1996, “Det nordiske lovsamarbeid – tilbakeblikk og fremtidsperspektiver” [Norwegian].

 

Lecture in connection with doctoral defence on 7 June 1996, “Hvilke lovvalgsregler gjelder for luftbefordring?”[Norwegian].

 

The Package Tours Act.Lecture given on 2 November 1994.