Olga Chirkova > Eversheds Sutherland > St Petersburg, Russia > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Management; Employment law, Employment litigation; Real estate and construction; Environmental law




Olga’s practice focuses primarily on real estate development, investment, construction Olga focuses on representing clients in state commercial (arbitrazh) courts and courts of general jurisdiction, participating in commercial and administrative disputes in different regions of Russia.

Olga’s practice also includes liaising with various state agencies, including Prosecutor’s Offices, Federal Bailiffs Service, Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography, Customs, Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service, EMERCOM, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, Federal Agencies subordinated to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, and others.

Olga has also participated in developing a number of regulatory acts for Saint Petersburg as an assistant to a deputy in the Saint Petersburg Legislative Assembly.

Having worked as an external consultant for over 11 years and being an in-house lawyer of companies in her past career, Olga has extensive experience in real estate development, land issues, buying out real estate owned by the Russian Federation and its regions, liaising with state agencies on the use of cultural heritage objects, as well as in construction and operating of shopping malls and office centres, negotiating long-term lease deals, representing both landlords and tenants in various regions of Russia. In addition to that, Olga advised on construction and operating of production facilities, including those related to environmental comliance, health care and production safety matters.

On top of other skills, since the very beginning of her career, Olga has been an intensively practicing employment lawyer. Besides representing clients in labor disputes in courts of all levels in various regions of Russia, Olga advises international and domestic clients on both contentious and non-contentious HR issues and any aspects of employment and labor law. Olga’s competence includes advising on executive severances/compromise agreements, change of management, planning and implementation of redundancy, and the employment aspects during transactions, corporate restructuring and relocation of production facilities. Olga’s experience in this sphere also includes advising on environment, health and safety matters and legal support during work accidents, assistance to clients in developing and implementing Human Resources policies and procedures as well as environment, health and safety management systems, collective negotiations with unions on bargaining agreements, advising during strikes.


Russian, English


Saint Petersburg State University, Law Department, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Employment

Eversheds Sutherland‘s employment offering has a strong corporate focus; the team works across both the Moscow and St Petersburg offices, and frequently provides support on the labour-related aspects of transactions, including due diligence and the implementation of global company standards at a local level. Mikhail Timonov is recommended, as are principal associates Olga Chirkova and Ekaterina Mironova .

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

The litigators at Eversheds Sutherland ‘always formulate an efficient strategy for each case’ and have an excellent track record assisting companies and private clients during all stages of contractual, regulatory, corporate, tax and debt recovery disputes. The ‘extremely intelligentYury Pugach manages the office in Moscow and leads the dispute resolution department. Clients highly recommend Oxana Peters and IP expert Ekaterina Tilling, alongside senior associates Pavel Falileev, Ilia Tarabrin, and Olga Chirkova in St. Petersburg.