Olga Belyakova is a Partner in Commercial practice group and CEE Co-head of the Technology, Media and Communications (TMC) sector group in Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, with over 20 years in the sector with special focus on IT and technologies sectors. With long-standing focus in these sectors, Olga is best-placed to deliver innovative solutions and timely advice on IT outsourcing, data protection, cybersecurity, cloud technology, IP and employment issues, as well as satellite broadband Internet connection services, joint use of dark-fibre facilities, leasing of telecommunication circuits and telecommunication equipment, and operational issues regarding data centres.
Specifically, Olga is constantly involved in the structuring of employment relations between the companies and developers, including suggesting and creating proper equity incentive schemes at various management levels, non-solicitation and confidentiality commitments of IT staff and tax structuring of the IT businesses with the use of appropriate foreign jurisdictions for purposes of creation of enforceable shareholders relations. Importantly, as a highly-acclaimed specialist in data protection, Olga constantly advises clients on legal issues in relation to processing and protection of personal data, including with the help of cloud-based technology. In particular, Olga’s expertise includes drafting data protection policies and data transfer agreements, different types of consents to be provided by data subjects and others. Olga also assists leading IT companies on various issues of implementation of outsourcing projects, in particular advising on the transfer and protection of IP rights agreements for IT companies and their clients, as well as software development services agreements.
Olga is a recommended lawyer for IT and a lawyer of the year for Telecommunications law by Best Lawyers 2020 and by the Chambers Europe 2012-2020 edition in the field of competition law in Ukraine, which describes her as “knowledgeable, service-minded and extremely impressive."