About the firm

The firm is a business-oriented law firm located in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. 

Eli Thorsteinsson specializes in financial regulation, financial compliance and GDPR amongst others, but can also guide you and provide legal services regarding almost all other areas of Faroese legislation.

Are you in need of legal advice regarding Faroese matters or do you need any legal services here in the Faroe Islands, then please don´t hesitate to contact Eli on e-mail eth@eth.fo or on phone +298 590989


About Eli

Eli works with business law in a broad sense and has extensive experience from the financial sector, mainly as the head of the compliance department. Eli also has experience from a law office in Copenhagen, where his primary fields of work were real estate law, construction law and company law. 

Today Eli also works within the field of data privacy and protection. Eli holds two certificates from IAPP - the CIPM and CIPP/E.

Other employments:

2019 - 2021 : The Faroe Islands Legal Aid - Legal Counsel

2019 - 2020 : Faroe Law - Attorney-at-Law

2017 - 2019 : Betri P/F - Head of Compliance

2013 - 2019 : Betri Banki P/F - Head of Compliance

2008 - 2013 : Advokaterne Arup & Hvidt - Assistant Attorney-at-Law / Legal Counsel

Special assignments:

2021 -          : Chairman at Tvingsilsnevndin - appointed by the Faroese Government

2020 -          : External teacher af the University of the Faroe Islands

                       - Banking Law / Property Law  / The registration of property, mortgages, and other securities

Volunteer work:

2021 -          : Kyndil (handball club in Tórshavn) - Chariman of the board


Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Copenhagen in 2012.

Bar admission in 2016.


Faroese / Danish / English

Year of birth


Eli Thorsteinsson Attorney-at-Law