Helga Melkorka Óttarsdóttir Competition & Antitrust - Iceland

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Efstaleiti 5
103 Reykjavík

Tel: +354 540 0300
Fax: +354 540 0300

Email: helga@logos.is
Web: www.logos.is

With long standing expertise in the field of competition law and European law, Helga represents clients in a wide array of economic sectors. She has pleaded cases before the Icelandic competition authorities, Icelandic courts, the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EFTA Court.

Helga has been nominated by IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer in financial and corporate law since 2004 and by Chambers and Partners as a leading lawyer in corporate and commercial law since 2006.

  • LOGOS Legal Services since 2001, Managing Partner since 2013
  • Independent law practice 1999-2000
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels 1994-1999

The Competition Law Practice:

The importance of expertise in competition law in Iceland has grown in line with the country’s evolving corporate sector. We pride ourselves in our team’s experience in the field as we have a strong team advising local and international firms alike. The firm´s experts lecture regularly on the topic at the Icelandic universities and in private lectures.

LOGOS has been engaged in most of the high profile cases that have been brought before competition authorities and the Icelandic courts for various clients, including alleged misuse of market dominance and unlawful cooperation of undertakings. Furthermore, our team has acted as adviser on a number of mergers, both domestically and internationally.

We are frequently asked to provide training and compliance programmes for our client’s employees and to review agreements and conduct for the purpose of ensuring compliance with competition law.


The history of LOGOS begins in 1907 when Sveinn Bjornsson, who later became the first president of Iceland, established the Counsel Office. The Counsel Office was also the first law firm ever opened in Iceland.

In the year 2000, The Counsel Office merged with another law firm called Adalsteinsson and Partners, which was established in 1969 by Ragnar Adalsteinsson. This marked the beginning of LOGOS which became the largest law firm in Iceland with a powerful team of lawyers and assistants who specialise in services for the business community using their broad range of experience on behalf of our clients in all aspects of business law practice.

As a part of the natural development of the largest and oldest law firm in Iceland, the London office was set up by Gudmundur J. Oddsson and opened in January 2006. For many years our firm has been instrumental in the expansion of the Icelandic economy as well as being the preferred partner of those looking to invest in Iceland. It was therefore a natural step for the firm to set up offices in London, which was and remains the most important financial centre in the world for Icelandic related businesses. The London office has grown steadily over the years and now has three partners and a total of eleven highly qualified lawyers who hold both British and Icelandic qualifications. LOGOS was the first Icelandic law firm to set up an office in London and remains the only Icelandic law firm with operational offices outside of Iceland.

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