Olga Chirkova

Senior Associate
St. Petersburg
+7 812 363 3377


Olga’s practice focuses primarily on real estate development, construction and land issues, and M&A transactions. Olga has considerable professional experience in civil, commercial, corporate and labour law. She is also experienced in representing clients in complex disputes in arbitrazh courts, courts of general jurisdiction in different regions of Russia, and in various state agencies.

Olga has also participated in developing a number of regulatory acts for Saint Petersburg as an assistant to a deputy in the Saint Petersburg Legislative Assembly.


Olga’s experience over the years has included the following issues:

  • Advising foreign and Russian clients on construction and land issues
  • Legal support in designing, constructing, and operating trade, entertainment, and office complexes
  • Supporting transactions concerning the acquisition of and long-term lease of land plots, including those owned by the state
  • Co-operating with self-regulating organizations in the fields of construction and design
  • Performing due diligence investigations and providing advice on M&A transactions
  • Supporting the acquisition of shares in open joint stock companies at auctions conducted by the Open Joint Stock Company Property Fund of Saint Petersburg
  • Preparing shareholder registers for joint stock companies
  • Participating in litigations concerning employees’ and unions’ rights
  • Advising companies on labour legislation issues
  • Preparing and reviewing various civil contracts
  • Supporting the activities of retail trade organizations in various regions of Russia, including in lease relations


  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2010
  • Associate, Hannes Snellman, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2008
  • Leading Lawyer, OOO Stockmann StP Centre, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2006–2008
  • Head of Legal Department, M-Svyaz Group, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2004–2006
  • Legal Counsel, Aegis Law Centre, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2001–2004
  • Law Degree, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2003