Lúðvík Bergvinsson, b. 1964, is from the Westman Islands off the south coast of Iceland. In 2009 he founded Bonafide Legal Services in partnership with Sigurvin Ólafsson.
Lúðvík had previously served as member of parliament (Alþingi) for 14 years. Elected in 1995 for the South Iceland constituency, he sat in parliament until 2009. He was leader of the parliamentary Social Democratic Alliance (Samfylkingin) 2007-9. As a parliamentarian Lúðvik was a member of various committees, including the Education, Agriculture, Fisheries, Transport, General, Economic Affairs and Trade, Credentials, Social Affairs and Foreign Affairs committees, an ad hoc committee on the constitution and the Þingvellir Committee. He was a member of the Prime Minister’s Natural Resources Committee 1998-2000. Lúðvík was a member of the Icelandic delegation to the WEU (Western European Union) Assembly 1999-2003, and of the Icelandic delegation to the EFTA Parliamentary Committee 2003-7.
Lúðvík is a keen golfer and played football in his younger years and still does, twice a week.
Fields of work
Lúðvík focuses on finance agreements, administrative law, financial and corporate law, securities law, sureties, and energy/natural resources law with special emphasis on water rights and fisheries. He also works in compensation law, criminal law, real-estate law, intellectual property rights and debt mitigation. Lúðvík spends a good deal of time in court.
Cand. jur. University of Iceland 1991
Called to the bar 2009
Master’s certificate for 30-ton vessels
Legal deputy at office of Westman Islands sheriff (subsequently district commissioner) 1991-1994
Head of department at State Criminal Investigation Police 1993-1994
Chief lawyer, Ministry for the Environment 1994-1995
Member of Parliament for South Iceland 1995-2009
Town councillor, Westman Islands 2002-2006
Leader of the parliamentary Social Democratic Alliance (Samfylkingin) 2007-2009
District court attorney since 2009