The Hon. Helgi Magnús Gunnarsson

Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, Iceland

Biography

Name: Helgi Magnús Gunnarsson
Title: Deputy director of Public Prosecution in Iceland
Home: Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
Born: December 1964
Mobile phone: +354 896 4185
E-mail: hmgsaksoknariis
   

Education:

1980 - 1984 Technical College
Graduated as a carpenter in June 1984
1993 – 1998 Faculty of Law / University of Iceland
Graduated with master´s degree in law in February 1998
2004 - 2005 Politihøgskolen i Oslo/
The Norwegian Police University College
Degree in investigation and prosecution of Economic Crimes in May 2005
   

Professional Experience:

1998-2005 The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police - Division for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic Crimes in Iceland. Assistant Prosecutor responsible for supervising investigation and prosecution of economic crimes, environmental crimes and money laundry in district court.
2005-2006 The office of the Director of Public Prosecution. Prosecutor responsible for prosecution of criminal cases in district court and the Supreme Court of Iceland.
2007-2010 Prosecutor at the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police - Division for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic Crimes in Iceland. Head of division in charge of investigation and prosecution of economic crimes in Iceland.
2010-2012 Assistant prosecutor of the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) in the Court of Impeachment in the case of Althingi against the former Prime Minister of Iceland Geir H. Haarde.
From 2011 - Deputy Director of Public Prosecution at the office of the Director of Public Prosecuton.

My field of expertise is amoung others in white-collar crimes, corruption, moneylaundry, environmental crimes. I have prosecuted most of the big cases of economic crimes in Iceland in the last twenty years, including cases connected to the collapse of the Icelandic banking system in October 2008, in the Supreme court of Iceland.

International cooperation:

I have participated in Nordic cooperation in various fields within the police and the prosecution service from 1998.

I have been on the delegation of Iceland at GRECO, Groups of States against Corruption at the Council of Europe from 2005.

I have been a member of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) at the Council of Europe from 2011.

I have represented Iceland in the OECD Working Group on Bribery (WGB) from time to time from 2011.

I have been a judicial contact point for Iceland to Eurojust and the European Judicial Network (EJN) from 2007.