Olga Boltenko

Counsel

CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
27/F, 8 Queen´s Road Central
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Languages Russian, English, French, German, Norwegian

Olga Boltenko is a member of the CMS International Arbitration Group and specialises in investment arbitration. She acted as legal counsel in investor-state disputes under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and as tribunal secretary in dozens of commercial disputes, both ad hoc and institutional (including SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, SCC), in a wide array of industries including oil and gas, infrastructure, construction, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. She is listed as arbitrator on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) list of arbitrators and on the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) panel of arbitrators.

Olga joined CMS in Hong Kong as Counsel in September 2016.

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"Olga Boltenko in Hong Kong is ‘very sophisticated in her advocacy in arbitration and can understand the panel’s perspective, and manage thorny issues very well.’"

Who's Who Legal 2017

Education

  • 2006: LL.M. in French and EU law, Paris-1 Pantheon Sorbonne
  • 2005: Moscow State Institute of International Relations (cum laude), Specialist in Public International Law
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Memberships

  • Listed as arbitrator on the HKIAC list of arbitrators
  • Listed as arbitrator on the KLRCA panel of arbitrators
  • Listed as arbitrator on the CIETAC panel of arbitrators
  • Editor, Investor-State LawGuide
  • ICC Hong Kong
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Publications

  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog - co-authored an article with Nanxi Ding "Risky business: political risk insurance in the OBOR jurisdictions – Report on the 4th CMS-HKIAC Investment Law Lecture" in July 2017
  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog - co-authored an article with Nanxi Ding and Lakshanthi Fernando "PCA Award Trapped in the Confines of the Singapore State Immunity Act" in May 2017
  • Hong Kong Lawyer - co-authored an article "'Mercantile Adventurers' Making Their Way to Hong Kong and Singapore: A Blessing or a Curse?" in September 2016
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP): Final text released 6 November 2015 Client Briefing
  • The TPP of the Iceberg - TPP Signals New Approach to Trade Liberalisation 16 October 2015 Client Briefing
  • Worldwide Mareva injunctions in Singapore: Issues to consider following Bouvier v Accent Delight 1 October 2015 Client Briefing
  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog - co-authored an article with Priscilla Lua “Prakash J of the Singapore High Court decides the arbitration “chicken and egg” dilemma in September 2015
  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog - co-authored an article with Kabir Singh “Enforcement of Treaty Awards against Russia in Asia: A safe Haven for Russian Assets?’” in September 2015
  • Asian Dispute Review – co-authored an article with Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS “A secret tool for winning an arbitration case” in July 2015
  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog – authored an article "The Rise of Russia's Far East is Likely to Prompt Changes in Arbitration Geography“ in July 2015
  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog – authored an article "Cambodia's Arbitration Centre sets off on its First Flight” in June 2015
  • Corporate Disputes - co-authored an article with Karen Tan “Arbitrating with Russia – ways to minimize sanctions-related risks” in April 2015
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Liber Amicorum – co-authored a chapter with Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS “The dangers of neglect: governing law of arbitration agreements”
  • Asian Dispute Review – authored a book review “Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Russia and China” in January 2015
  • Global Arbitration Review – authored an article "Hong Kong: Lord Hoffmann's rule of law musings“ in December 2014 

  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog – authored an article “Hong Kong emerges as Russia’s Refuge while the EU Sanction Cripple Major Russian Businesses” in November 2014
  • Asian Dispute Review – co-authored an article with Yves Fortier “Hong Kong – ‘Trouver le pot aux roses’” in October 2014 

  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog – authored an article “Stop ignoring the Elephant in the Room!” in June 2014
  • Asian Dispute Review – authored an article "The Permanent Court of Arbitration: Procedural Rules and the Importance of Early Procedural Agreement“ in April 2013 

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