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  1. Innovation
    1. Davos: winning trust in a digitalised, connected world
    2. Using technology to serve our clients
    3. Finding the balance: human touch versus high tech
    4. Connected Future: a global infrastructure report
    5. ShopBack seals latest major fundraising in Singapore
    6. FinTech reshapes financial services as sector booms
    7. WeWork: pioneering a new way of office working
  2. Anticipation
    1. New challenges in a changing world
    2. Coty picks CMS as global adviser following beauty parade
    3. E-Procurement sets new commercial tone for EU contractors
    4. Portuguese renewable energy sector heats up with EUR 600m Novenergia sale
    5. Tristan completes EPISO 5 fund raise amidst political turbulence
  3. Supporting Growth
    1. Advance takes centre stage with theatre group acquisition
    2. Advent seals EUR 1.9bn Zentiva deal as healthcare booms
    3. Liberty sells European assets to Vodafone in EUR 18.4bn mega-deal
    4. Cinven acquires PPF as European pet food market flourishes
  4. Managing Risk
    1. Protecting trade marks across Europe
    2. Markel takes Hippo to task in complex insurance arrears dispute
    3. New lab services agreements for Honeywell following Homes spin-off
    4. Creating a tax-effective structure for a private equity investment
    5. Climate change liability – new litigation risks
  5. Inside CMS
    1. Facing the future
    2. CMS breaks ground with first global tech start up programme, equIP
    3. From China to Chile: cultural differences and the ties that bind
  6. CSR and Diversity & Inclusion
    1. Helping to achieve a better world
  7. Interviews
    1. Interview with Olga Belyakova
    2. Interview with Jeremy Tan
    3. Interview with Laura Houet
    4. Interview with Ramón Huapaya
    5. Interview with Daniela Murer
    6. Interview with Christopher Jordan
    7. Interview with Herman Boersen
    8. Interview with Sibylle Schnyder
    9. Interview with Clemens Grossmayer
    10. Interview with Robert Stephen
    11. Interview with Mary Allan
    12. Interview with Matias Somarriva
    13. Interview with Denis Redon
    14. Interview with Joaquim Sherman de Macedo
    15. Interview with Eleanor Lane
    16. Interview with Niklas Zaugg
    17. Interview with Joachim Kaetzler
    18. Interview with Andreas Otto

Interview with Olga Belyakova

Olga Belyakova
Olga Belyakova
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
T +380 44 391 3377

What has been your most memorable moment as a lawyer?

When I was 25, I attended a criminal search of a huge telecoms company where I had to deal with armed people and persuade them not to switch off vital telecoms equipment or remove key business documents. After I managed to do that, I realised that I could do anything.

If you weren’t a lawyer, how would you earn your living? 

Something involving the history of art.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? 

You should never be afraid of asking. The worst that can happen is that you will not get an answer. If you do get one, however, it can change your life.