Dr Olga Finkel > WH Partners > Ta' Xbiex, Malta > Lawyer Profile

WH Partners
LEVEL 5, QUANTUM HOUSE
75 ABATE RIGORD STREET
TA' XBIEX XBX 1120
Malta
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Work Department

Gaming & Gambling; Real Estate; Privacy & Data Protection; Mergers & Acquisitions; Investment Funds & Financial Services; Insolvency & Restructuring; ICT; General Commercial; Cyber Crime

Position

Partner. Provides advice on strategic, commercial and regulatory matters to businesses in the Gaming, ICT, Financial Services and Real Estate industries. She is primarily involved in advising companies related to telecoms, software development, e-gaming, e-payments and e-money institutions, e-marketing, and e-auctions, among others.

Career

Olga Finkel is widely regarded as an expert in gambling and technology law. She founded WH Law in 2006 which has progressed to become WH Partners. Olga provides advice on strategic, commercial and regulatory matters to businesses in the Gaming, ICT, Financial Services and Real Estate industries. She is primarily involved in advising companies related to telecoms, software development, e-gaming, e-payments and e-money institutions, e-marketing, and e-auctions, among others. Her specialisation, backed by extensive experience, includes regulatory frameworks of telecoms, gambling, e-gambling, e-banking, e-signatures and e-commerce, technology transactions (procurement, outsourcing and transfer), software licensing, privacy and data security, cybercrime, intellectual property (including trademarks, copyright, databases, patents), contractual relationships in the technology field, consumer-facing matters, as well as issues arising out of cross-border nature of ICT-related businesses and transactions. Olga is also active in related areas of expertise, such as competition (antitrust) and corporate transactions (M&A). Olga is listed by Who’s Who Legal as a leading IT lawyer as well as a leading Sports & Entertainment lawyer globally. She is ranked by Chambers & Partners Global as a leading Gaming & Gambling lawyer. Olga is a lecturer in gaming law at the University of Malta.

Languages

English, Russian, Ukrainian, Maltese

Memberships

Malta Chamber of Advocates Society for Computers and Law (UK) International Technology Law Association (based in the US) Law Council of Advisers of the Gerson Lehrman Group, International Masters of Gaming Law International Association of Gaming Attorneys International Masters of Gaming Law International Bar Association

Education

Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta Master of Science degree in IT and Economics from the Academy of Economics, Kharkov, Ukraine . Olga is listed by Who’s Who Legal as a leading IT lawyer as well as a leading Sports & Entertainment lawyer globally. She is ranked by Chambers & Partners Global as a Band 1 Gaming & Gambling lawyer. She is also listed as a Malta Corporate/Commercial Foreign Expert for Ukraine; and Ukraine Corporate/M&A Foreign Expert Based in Malta by the same guide. Olga has also been listed as a recommended lawyer by the Legal 500 guide.

Lawyer Rankings

Malta > Intellectual property

The IP practice at WH Partners predominantly represents gaming and gambling, fintech, software and consulting clients. The firm is strong on the exploitation and commercialisation of all types of IP and IP due diligence in M&A transactions as well as the more routine registration of trade marks. The co-heads of the team are James Scicluna and ‘pro-activeOlga Finkel. Robert Zammit is another key name.

Malta > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Offering ‘pragmatic solution-orientated advice,’ the commercial, corporate and M&A team at WH Partners has been involved in a varied range of M&A and big-ticket commercial deals in the gaming and gambling sector. The team has also worked on matters concerning blockchain and crypto assets. James Scicluna and Olga Finkel are the practice heads. Robert Zammit and Rachel Vella Baldacchini are other key names.

Malta > Banking, finance and capital markets

Led by James Scicluna and Olga Finkel, the banking and finance practice at WH Partners assists clients across a variety of industries, with a focus on gaming and gambling, technology and blockchain. The team is ‘highly skilled and capable of handling complex matters’. Gaby Zammit, Kelly Fenech and Robert Skalina are ‘hardworking, responsive and very reliable.’