Reykjavík

Helga Melkorka Óttarsdóttir

Attorney at Law, Partner - Chairman of the Board

Supreme Court Attorney Helga Melkorka has many years of experience as an attorney as well as extensive real-world business experience. Helga joined LOGOS in 2001 and was a managing partner between 2013-2019. She holds an LL.M. degree in European law from Ruprecht Karls Universität, Germany and has litigated numerous cases before the Icelandic courts, the national competition authorities, the EFTA-Court and the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). In addition to Competition Law and European Law, her main areas of expertise are Corporate Law and Financial Services and Regulation. Helga taught European Law as an Adjunct Lecturer at Reykjavik University, Faculty of Law and the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law. She has been on the board of several companies and organisations, i.a. the Icelandic Bar Association between 2003-2005 where she was a vice chairman in 2005-2006. Helga has also been on the board of the Chamber of Commerce since 2014 and an ad hoc College Member of the EFTA Surveillance Authority since 2004.


Experience
  • LOGOS Legal Services since 2001, Managing Partner 2013-2019
  • Independent law practice, 1999-2000
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels, 1994-1999
Education
  • Supreme Court Attorney, 2011
  • District Court Attorney, 1999
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, LL.M. European law and International law, 1994
  • University of Iceland, cand.jur., 1991