Olga Finkel is widely regarded and respected for her knowledge of gambling and technology law, as well as corporate governance and AML compliance matters. She is consistently highly ranked by Chambers & Partners as a top-tier global gaming law expert. Olga provides advice on strategic, commercial, intellectual property, and regulatory matters to businesses in the digital and high-tech industries, including gaming, financial services, and Fintech, digital content development.
Olga Finkel provides advice on strategic, commercial, and regulatory matters to businesses in the Gaming, ICT, Financial Services and Real Estate industries. She is primarily involved in advising companies related to telecoms, software development, e-gaming, e-payments and e-money institutions, e-marketing, and e-auctions, among others. Her specialization, 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).
Olga is ranked as a top-tier gambling lawyer world-wide by Chambers & Partners Global. She is also listed as a world-wide top lawyer by Who’s Who Legal 2020 in the Entertainment, Data Privacy & Protection and Information Technology categories.
Olga Finkel is a lecturer in gaming law at the University of Malta and she practises law in English, Russian, Ukrainian and Maltese.
Olga Finkel holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta as well as a Master of Science degree in IT and Economics from the Academy of Economics, Kharkov, Ukraine. She was admitted to the Bar in Malta in 2001 and is a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates. She is also a member of Society for Computers and Law (UK), of the International Technology Law Association (based in the US), as well as a member of the law council of advisers of the Gerson Lehrman Group, of the International Masters of Gaming Law and of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys.
During Europe Malta Week 2021, WH Partners held the Regulation and Compliance Conference Focus on Europe, marking the beginning of the SiGMA Main Stage Agenda, passing through insightful topics covering the future of Malta in the Gaming Industry, The Market Consolidation, The Room for Startups and Mid Market, Regulatory Updates, the increase of players claiming for losses, Tac Aspects od M&A in the Online Gaming Industry and more. WH Partners has added an huge value to the Malta Week Expo, remaining as the top Law firm Focus in Gaming not only in Malta but also on the whole continent, providing a reliable platform to work with.
Olga Finkel was part of “Malta 2022 and Ahead” panel discussion at SIGMA Europe 2021 Regulation & Compliance Conference hosted by WH Partners Moderator: Olga Finkel, Co-Managing Partner WH Partners Speakers: Carl Brincat, CEO Malta Gaming Authority; Pontus Lindwall, President/CEO Betsson AB; Christian Sammut, CEO BMIT; Henric Andersson, CEO and Co-founder SuprNation; Enrico Bradamante, Chairman iGEN #ThinkingAhead