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Olga is an Associate and Solicitor Advocate in our international arbitration practice.

Olga specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration, and has experience acting for corporates and financial institutions in international disputes under various arbitration rules such as LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID.



Olga holds a Bachelor of Laws (with honours) and a Master of Laws (with honours) from MGIMO University (Moscow, Russia) with a focus on international Law and international financial Law, and an LLM from the University of Cambridge, with a focus on international investment law and international commercial litigation. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Olga worked as a lawyer in Russia specialising in commercial law.  Olga is proficient in both spoken and written English and Russian. She also has a conversational level of German and French.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • a US energy major in arbitration proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules relating to a post M&A dispute concerning an offshore oil field in the North Sea
  • a South-Asian independent power producer in an LCIA arbitration in relation to a tariff dispute and advising on a related BIT claim 
  • a real estate investment and fund management company in an LCIA arbitration arising from a dispute over a real estate development in Warsaw
  • a Middle-East based energy company in LCIA arbitration proceedings arising out of a contract for the construction of subsea pipelines in the Caspian sea 
  • a Kazakh oil and gas company on various issues arising out of its contractual and licence arrangements  
  • a multinational commodity trading company in an LCIA arbitration in relation to alleged defects in shipping fuel provided pursuant to a trading contract and related Part 86 proceedings in the English High Court
  • a Russian bank in an LCIA arbitration relating to an English law governed share and purchase agreement on a sale of shares in a Ukrainian subsidiary, including defending emergency arbitration proceedings commenced by the counterparties under the LCIA rules
  • an Indonesian company in a SIAC arbitration concerning a contract to develop a coal mine in Indonesia, including defending a joinder application under the SIAC rules 
  • a UK public listed company at a pre-action stage of English High Court proceedings in connection with a related arbitration
  • Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) in an ICSID arbitration relating to a power station in Tanzania