Olga Finkel is widely regarded as an expert in gambling and technology law. For the past four years she has been named as one of the top internet and e-commerce lawyers in the world, and for the second year running she has been ranked a top lawyer in the Global Gaming and Gambling category by Chambers and Partners.
She founded WH Law in 2006 which has progressed to become WH Partners.
Olga provides advice on strategic, commercial and regulatory matters to businesses primarily involved in telecoms, software development, e-gaming, e-payments and e-money institutions, e-marketing, and e-auctions, among others. Her specialisation, backed by extensive experience, includes regulatory frameworks of telecoms, gambling, e-gambling, e-banking, e-signatures and e-commerce, technology transactions (procurement, outsourcing and transfer), software licensing, privacy and data security, cybercrime, intellectual property (including trademarks, copyright, databases, patents), contractual relationships in the technology field, consumer-facing matters, as well as issues arising out of cross-border nature of ICT-related businesses and transactions. Olga is also active in related areas of expertise, such as competition (antitrust) and corporate transactions (M&A).
Besides having a Doctorate in Law awarded to her in 2001, she also holds a Master of Science in IT and Economics with which she graduated in 1989. She was admitted to the Bar in Malta in 2001.
Olga is a member of Society for Computers and Law (UK), and the International Technology Law Association (based in the US). She is also a member of the law council of advisers of the Gerson Lehrman Group and has been a member of International Masters of Gaming Law since 2003.
Olga is a lecturer in gaming law at the University of Malta and she practices law in English, Russian, Ukrainian and Maltese.
Olga enjoys spending time with her daughters, dancing salsa, reading, playing piano and running marathons.