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Mrs Helga Ottarsdottir
Competition Law • Corporate and Commercial Law • Energy Law • EU/EEA Law • Financial Services and Regulation • Litigation and Arbitration.
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(Leading individuals)
LOGOS represents a roster of domestic and foreign clients across various industry sectors in high-end disputes including handling several derivatives claims resulting from financial instrument and claw back cases, as well as set-off claims in insolvency cases. The team is noted for its experience in corporate disputes and investigations brought by the tax and competition authorities, in addition to collaborating with the firm’s London-based office to handle cross-border financial claims. Heidar Asberg Atlason, who focuses on contentious bankruptcy matters, leads the practice and is supported by ‘outstanding’ competition specialist Helga Ottarsdottir and Olafur Eiriksson.
LOGOS handles high-profile cases, including alleged abuse of market dominance claims and unlawful cooperation of undertakings issues, and advises on domestic and international merger control work. Praised as ‘an expert in EEA and competition law matters’, Helga Ottarsdottir heads up the practice group alongside Gunnar Sturluson, who has experience in handling cases before the competition authorities. The team’s caseload also includes mandates involving dawn raids, horizontal and vertical agreements, state aid issues, private enforcement work and cartel allegations. Another key contact in the practice is Halldor Brynjar Halldorsson, who is a ‘steady rock’ when representing clients in competition disputes.
- Dispute resolution - Iceland
- EEA and competition - Iceland
- Hall of Fame - Iceland > EEA and competition
- Leading individuals - Iceland > Dispute resolution
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking, finance and capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution
- EEA and competition
- Maritime and transport
- Real estate and construction
- Restructuring and insolvency
- TMT and IP