Olga Zalkind, Counsel

Olga has had a rich history in Russia working for some very well known firms including Sweden’s Mannheimer Swartling in their Moscow office and for the last six years for Finland’s Castrén & Snellman’s Moscow Office. Less recently Olga also worked for Capital Legal Service and was instrumental among other things in spearheaded IKEA’s legal efforts to establish and develop many of the Mega Mall projects around Russia. Building on that success, Olga, subsequent to working for Capital Legal services led the legal efforts of an investment arm of Barings Vostok with its investments in shopping centers in Russian regions.


Olga graduated from St. Petersburg State University with Master of Law degree. Immediately after graduation she became a Member of the Russian Bar Association and started practicing law as attorney of general practice. However after 12 years of practice Olga continued her legal education at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago and obtained her second LL.M in 1996. During her stay in the US Olga was also lecturing in different Law Schools on Russian legal system and comparative property in terms of Fulbright program.