Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Dilja Helgadottir

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Diljá Helgadóttir focuses on all aspects of EU competition law, as well as EU regulatory law. Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Diljá worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iceland as an advisor in free trade negotiations with third countries. Diljá also gained experience at leading law firms in both Reykjavik and Hamburg.


Icelandic 40 Under 40 list of individuals considered the most influential young leaders in 2020. Matheson Commercial Law Prize 2020. Duke University School of Law Merit 2020. Reykjavik University Summa Cum Laude 2019.

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1372 Bulletin

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, Rebecca Halbach, Edoardo Canali, Giovanni Pregno, Dilja Helgadottir, Floris-Willem Dierickx The EU Commission proposes an updated list of projects and programs of EU interest annexed to the FDI Screening Regulation


On 29 September 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) adopted a draft delegated regulation updating, for the second time, the list of projects and programmes of Union interest annexed to the EU Regulation establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the (...)

Dilja Helgadottir The Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court confirms a decision of the Competition Authority finding that a German internal combustion engine manufacturer had both abused its dominant position and entered into an anti-competitive agreement with its Danish dealer (Deutz / Diesel Motor Nordic)


On 11 January 2021, the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court (“MCC”) confirmed a decision of the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) finding that the German internal combustion engine manufacturer Deutz had both abused its dominant position and entered into an anti-competitive agreement with (...)

Dilja Helgadottir, Francesco Pili, Markus Wellinger The EFTA Court defines notions of “undertaking” and “economic activities” concerning services in support of Norwegian digital health infrastructure (Abelia / WTW)


On 17 November 2020, the EFTA Court dismissed an application for annulment against the EFTA Surveillance Authority (“ESA”) Decision No 57/19/COL of 10 July 2019 (the “Contested decision”). The Contested decision found that the public financing of eHealth and digital health infrastructure in the (...)

Richard Burton, Dilja Helgadottir, Steve Ross The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Hogan recommends reducing fine imposed on a company in steel abrasives cartel case (Pometon)


On 8 October 2020, Advocate General (“AG”) Hogan issued his opinion in Pometon SpA v European Commission (Case C-440/19) in connection with the Steel Abrasives cartel case. In his opinion, the AG advises the Court of Justice (“ECJ”) to partially uphold the appeal in so far as the General Court (...)

Dilja Helgadottir The Icelandic Parliament makes amendments to the competition act


On 30 June 2020, the Icelandic parliament approved a bill (the “Bill”) to amend the Competition Act No. 44/2005 (the “Act”). The amendments are intended to simplify the implementation of the Act. They also modify notification thresholds as well as conditions for merger clearance, and facilitate (...)

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