Olga Belyakova > CMS > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

CMS
19B INSTYTUTSKA ST.
01021 KIEV
Ukraine
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Work Department

Corporate/Commercial, Technology, Media and Communication, IP, Data Protection, Insurance

Position

Partner, Corporate/Commercial, TMC, CMS Cameron McKenna (Kyiv)

Career

Olga’s practice includes corporate, competition and general commercial issues, as well as TMC and data protection. As a competition lawyer, Olga advises foreign and local clients on merger control issues, concerted actions, and anti-competitive conduct on the market. Olga’s general corporate and commercial experience combines broad expertise in mergers and acquisitions and in negotiating various types of commercial contracts, including sale and purchase agreements, procurement agreements, distribution agreements, recruitment agreements and agreements relating to the advertisement of services.

With over 15 years’ experience in the TMC sector, Olga regularly advises multinational and local telecommunication, IT and other companies on regulatory issues, data protection, contract law matters, inter-operator relations, television related issues, acquisitions of telecommunication and technology companies, and the sale and purchase of telecom and technical facilities.

Olga is a recommended lawyer for IT and Telecommunications law by Best Lawyers 2015-2017 and by the Chambers Europe 2012-2016 edition in the field of competition law in Ukraine, which describes her as “knowledgeable, service-minded and extremely impressive.”

Languages

Ukrainian, Russian, English

Memberships

Co-Chairman of IT Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce (ACC)

Coach Within ECA Corporate Sector Crisis Management & Recovery Programme at International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Education

2011 – Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King’s College London, London

2003 – Admitted to Attorney at Law practice

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Competition

(Leading individuals)

Olga BelyakovaCMS

CMS‘ sizeable competition team includes Olga Belyakova, who specialises in advising foreign and local clients in the IT and telecoms sectors, and Maria Orlyk, who has particular expertise in investigations and the competition aspects of international transactions, including high-profile mergers. The team also advises on compliance and unfair competition matters. Orlyk recently advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on a three-year project aimed at building the capacity of Ukraine’s Antimonopoly Committee.

Ukraine > Intellectual property

CMS frequently handles the IP aspects of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions and it has in-depth experience in many key sectors including IT, life sciences, automotive, manufacturing, financial services and media. The practice led by corporate and litigation partner Maria Orlyk and corporate partner and data protection specialist Olga Belyakova also handles patent infringement matters and litigation. Olexander Martinenko left the firm in 2020.

Ukraine > Employment

The ‘competitive‘ practice at CMS is led by Maria Orlyk, who has extensive experience in handling group dismissals, transfer of employees and negotiations with boards of directors, and Olga Belyakova, who specialises in advising IT sector clients. The team advises on day-to-day employment matters, as well as more complex mass layoffs, outsourcing projects, restructuring, immigration and labour disputes. Senior associate Nataliya Nakonechna is also recommended for her advice on executive-level dismissals and the employment aspects of M&A. Olexander Martinenko left the firm in 2020.