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WH Partners

LEVEL 5, QUANTUM HOUSE, 75 ABATE RIGORD STREET, TA' XBIEX XBX 1120, MALTA
Tel:
Work +356 20 925 100
Fax:
Fax +356 20 925 902
Web:
www.whpartners.eu
London, Ta' Xbiex

Dr Olga Finkel

Tel:
Work (+356) 20925100
Email:
WH Partners

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. 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. Olga is a lecturer in gaming law at the University of Malta.

Languages

English, Russian, Ukrainian, Maltese

Member

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.

Leisure

The company of her daughters, dancing salsa, reading, playing piano and running marathons.


Malta

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

WH Partners, which has a first-rate reputation in the gaming sector, advised The Stars Group on the Maltese law aspects of its $4.7bn acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming from CVC Capital Partners and Sky plc; James Scicluna was the lead partner on the transaction. Olga Finkel led on M&A transactions for clients such as Mr. Green and Cherry AB. Ruth Galea regularly advises on corporate restructurings, with a particular focus on joint ventures and M&A. Robert Zammit made partner in February 2018.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

WH Partners has a particular strength handling intellectual property matters with a nexus to Malta’s 'new economy' industries, namely gaming and gambling, e-payments, e-money and blockchain. The scope of its work includes assisting clients with trade mark applications, GDPR matters, software licence agreements and domain name acquisitions. James Scicluna and Olga Finkel are key contacts.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

WH Partners assists its gaming and gambling client base, as well as other international clients, with matters concerning office space leasing, property acquisitions and financing. Practice head Olga Finkel is 'thorough, resourceful, meticulous and pays very good attention to her client’s needs'. Senior associate Graziella Grech ‘is exceptionally knowledgeable and delivers a very high standard of advice’. She advised on numerous property development projects, including the setting up of a boutique hotel.

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