Olga Belyakova

Olga Belyakova

Partner
CMcK

CMS Cameron McKenna LLC
6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Street
01030 Kyiv
Ukraine
Languages Ukrainian, Russian, English
TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

Before joining CMS, Olga Belyakova worked as an in-house lawyer at Golden Telecom (currently a part of Kyivstar), a full-scope telecommunications service company and one of the leaders in fix-line and data-transmission services. Olga advises clients on corporate, competition and general commercial issues and data protection with a special focus on the technology, media and communication sector (TMC).

With over 15 years’ experience in the TMC sector, Olga regularly advises international and Ukrainian telecommunications, IT and other companies on regulatory issues, inter-operator relations, legal issues in the field of television, acquisition of telecommunications and technology companies, as well as sale and purchase of telecommunications equipment.

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Education

2011 - Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King's College London, London

2003 - Admitted to Attorney at Law practice

2001 - Master of Law, National Economic University, Kyiv

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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)

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Publications

E-governance chapter for the USUBC white paper on legal and governance reform, November 2015

Ukraine Data Protection Overview, DataGuidance, September 2015

Comment on article ‘Experts on deregulation law say it's too early to celebrate changes’, Kyiv Post, 27 March 2015

Article ‘What you should pay your attention on if you decided to relate your business with cloud decisions’, DELO, 29 August 2014

Overview of the data protection regime in Ukraine, DataGuidance, 04 July 2014

Article ‘What you should pay your attention on if you decided to relate your business with cloud decisions’, DELO, 29-Aug-14

Ukraine: cancels the utilisation fee for recycling imported vehicles, Kyiv Post,  23 April 2014

EU-Ukraine Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine finally signed, KyivPost, 2 July 2014

Ukraine's New Data Protection Regime Fundamentally Altered by Newly Adopted Amendments, Bloomberg BNA World Data Protection Report, August 2013

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Lectures list

Panel discussion on the e-Governancecontributors to the White Paper, USUBC-KSE conference on legal and governance reform, Presentation of the USUBC white paper on legal and governance reform,  30 October 2015, Kyiv

Panel discussion on ‘How to Invest in Datacentre and Cloud Assets’, Datacloud Global Congress, Monaco, 3-4 June 2015

Presentation on e-Government at the USUBC-KSE conference on legal and governance reform presentation of the USUBC white paper on legal and governance reform, Kyiv, 30 October 2015

Panel discussion at the Finance and Investment Panel, Datacloud Central & Eastern Europe, Warsaw, 15 October 2014

Personal Data: Sensitive Matters in Digital World, knowledge seminar in the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, 24 June 2014

Data Protection Seminar in EBA, Kyiv, 14 November 2014 

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Corporate / M&A

Olga’s practice includes corporate, competition and general commercial issues, as well as 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 negotiating various types of commercial contracts, including sale and purchase agreements, procurement agreements, recruitment agreements and agreements relating to the advertisement of services.

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

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Education

2011 - Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King's College London, London

2003 - Admitted to Attorney at Law practice

2001 - Master of Law, National Economic University, Kyiv

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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)

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Publications

E-governance chapter for the USUBC white paper on legal and governance reform, November 2015

Ukraine Data Protection Overview, DataGuidance, September 2015

Comment on article ‘Experts on deregulation law say it's too early to celebrate changes’, Kyiv Post, 27 March 2015

Article ‘What you should pay your attention on if you decided to relate your business with cloud decisions’, DELO, 29 August 2014 

Overview of the data protection regime in Ukraine, DataGuidance, 04 July 2014

Article ‘What you should pay your attention on if you decided to relate your business with cloud decisions’, DELO, 29-Aug-14, 

Ukraine: cancels the utilisation fee for recycling imported vehicles, Kyiv Post,  23 April 2014

EU-Ukraine Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine finally signed, KyivPost, 2 July 2014

Ukraine's New Data Protection Regime Fundamentally Altered by Newly Adopted Amendments, Bloomberg BNA World Data Protection Report, August 2013

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Lectures list

Panel discussion on the e-Governancecontributors to the White Paper, USUBC-KSE conference on legal and governance reform, Presentation of the USUBC white paper on legal and governance reform,  30 October 2015, Kyiv

Panel discussion on ‘How to Invest in Datacentre and Cloud Assets’, Datacloud Global Congress, Monaco, 3-4 June 2015

Presentation on e-Government at the USUBC-KSE conference on legal and governance reform presentation of the USUBC white paper on legal and governance reform, Kyiv, 30 October 2015

Panel discussion at the Finance and Investment Panel, Datacloud Central & Eastern Europe, Warsaw, 15 October 2014

Personal Data: Sensitive Matters in Digital World, knowledge seminar in the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, 24 June 2014

Data Protection Seminar in EBA, Kyiv, 14 November 2014 

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