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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 > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Helga ÓttarsdóttirLOGOS

LOGOS fields a team with expertise in all forms of litigation, with a strong record before courts of all levels, including the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, and the European Court of Human Rights. The group works as part of the firm’s full-service offering to provide comprehensive support, with areas of strength including contentious insolvencies, competition damages claims, construction damages claims, and corporate investigations. Team lead Heiðar Ásberg Atlason is a leading name for bankruptcy law, financial restructurings, and contract law. Other key team members include competition law specialists Halldór Brynjar Halldórsson and Helga Óttarsdóttir, as well as Supreme Court attorney Ólafur Eiríksson, whose practice covers white-collar crime, tort, and employment law.

Iceland > EEA and competition

(Hall of Fame)

Helga Óttarsdóttir – LOGOS

LOGOS fields a large team of highly experienced practitioners, praised by clients for their ‘unique insight into the field of competition law’. The group advises on negotiations with competition authorities, merger control work and state aid issues, while offering further expertise in EU and EEA mandates. Helga Óttarsdóttir co-leads the department alongside Gunnar Sturluson; Óttarsdóttir has significant experience acting for clients before national and international courts and competition authorities, while Sturluson is a key name for contentious mandates. Supreme Court attorney Halldór Brynjar Halldórsson is a seasoned litigator with expertise in competition and European law, and associate Vilhjalmur Herrera Thorisson assists clients with a broad range of regulatory and compliance work.