Mrs Helga Ottarsdottir > LOGOS > Reykjavik, Iceland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking and finance • Competition law • Corporate and commercial law • Dispute resolution and litigation • Energy • EU/EEA • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology • Private client services




Supreme Court Attorney Helga Ottarsdottir joined LOGOS in 2001 and was a Managing Partner between 2013-2019. She was with the EFTA Surveillance Authority in Brussels between 1994-1999.


English • German • Danish


The Icelandic Bar Association


Helga graduated from the University of Iceland with a cand.jur. degree in 1991, and qualified as an Attorney in 1999 and a Supreme Court Attorney in 2011. She received her LL.M. degree in European Law and International Law from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in 1994.

Lawyer Rankings

Iceland > EEA and competition

(Hall of Fame)

Helga Óttarsdóttir – LOGOS

The ‘strong team’ of experienced practitioners at LOGOS maintains the group’s stellar track record as a premium Icelandic firm in the space, regularly advising on all aspects of complex and challenging mandates. On the competition side, the team’s comprehensive work portfolio largely consists of appearing before competition authorities, providing advisory services regarding dominant market positions and horizontal and vertical agreements, dawn raids, state aid issues, merger control work and private enforcement cases. When it comes to EU and EEA mandates, the group’s workload sees it engaged on matters pertaining to the full suite of issues and frequently acting before the EFTA Surveillance Authority, the European Commission, the EFTA Court and the European Court of Justice. Helga Óttarsdóttir heads up the practice group, receiving support from Gunnar SturlusonHalldór Brynjar Halldórsson, who is recommended for competition litigation, and Vilhjálmur Herrera Þórisson, who is the key name at associate level.

Iceland > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Helga ÓttarsdóttirLOGOS

Dispute resolution is a core tenet at LOGOS, which houses one of the most well-established practices in the domestic market. The team acts at all levels of the court system, including handling cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, arbitration tribunals as well as the EFTA Court, and counts a substantial number of Supreme Court attorneys among its deep roster of seasoned practitioners. Derivative settlements, set-off claims, cross-border clawbacks, insolvency claims, corporate investigations and criminal and civil liability cases, among others, comprise the team’s core competencies, and the team frequently operates across the construction, maritime, transport and IT sectors. Heiðar Ásberg Atlason heads up the department, focusing on bankruptcy law, restructurings and workouts, including the associated litigation, while Helga Óttarsdóttir and Halldór Brynjar Halldórsson excel in competition litigation and Ólafur Eiríksson has notable experience before the Supreme Court.