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Ms. Lara Olafsdottir

LEX Law Offices

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Ms. Olafsdottir specializes in Intellectual Property and Technology Law and leads the technology practice of LEX Law Offices in Iceland. Her experience includes assisting clients on strategic licensing and technology transactions matters, inter alia in the creation and negotiation of large scale service agreements, including outsourcing, system integration agreements and licenses such as SaaS based. In addition, Ms. Olafsdottir, who is a licensed attorney before the district courts advises clients on a broad range of IP and other technology matters, including copyrights, fintech, open source software, telecom, cyber security and data protection compliance. She is a graduate from UC Berkeley with an LL.M degree in Law & Technology and previously worked at highly regarded law firms prior to joining LEX, i.e. JURIS and later DLA Piper in Luxembourg. Ms. Olafsdottir has held many lectures and written articles on the intersection between law and technology. This year, she has published a peer-reviewed article on AI and Copyright, as well as contributing to Technology Governance in the Times of Crisis which has just been published by the Human Technology Foundation. Last year, she was a speaker on AI and Copyright at the World Technology Law Conference in Boston. This year, she was a speaker on legal aspects of cloud services at UT Messan, Iceland´s largest IT conference. Aside from IP and Technology Law, Lára also has experience in construction and public procurement law and has advised clients, both in the public and the private sector in these fields.

Ms. Olafsdottir is a lecturer at Reykjavík University, both in courses on Technology- and Computer Law as well as on Financial Technology and the Law at Reykjavik University. She is currently the Academic Editor of Fons Juris, Iceland´s largest legal book publisher and is a member of the Legislative Committee of the Icelandic Bar Association.