Olga Hamama is an international dispute resolution lawyer. Over the last 10 years she has acted as counsel, arbitrator (sole arbitrator) and arbitral secretary in more than 40 international disputes and dispute-related matters. Her international background, experience and language skills place her in a unique position for resolution of cross-border disputes, especially when related to CIS countries, Ukraine and Georgia.
In view of the increasing importance, Olga focuses on matters related to artificial intelligence, climate change, international sports and their intersections, as a profound understanding of these topics is indispensable to succeed in related disputes.
Prior to co-founding V29 Legal, Olga was a member of the international arbitration group with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Olga worked in the firm’s Frankfurt, Brussels and Moscow offices, advising clients on matters with various cross-border elements, for example complex international commercial disputes, investment arbitration proceedings, the impact of EU sanctions on international transactions as well as compliance of national legislative initiatives with European regulations.
Olga has represented and advised clients in connection with international arbitrations under the rules of major arbitral institutions, including CAS, DIS, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, Swiss, UNCITRAL and Vienna Arbitration rules, and at various seats, governed by a variety of substantive and procedural laws, including laws of Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, CISG, Cyprus, State of Delaware, Egypt, England, Georgia, Germany, India, Iran, Libya, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey and the Ukraine. She often provides strategic advise with regards to related/parallel court proceedings in administrative, civil and criminal courts, as well as questions of recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards, requests for judicial assistance. Olga has also coordinated and managed more than 10,000 proceedings in six jurisdictions worldwide in a complex dispute in connection with manipulation allegations in the automotive industry. Olga has experience in various industry sectors, including the automotive, financial and energy sector as well as international sales.
Olga has been involved in numerous sports arbitration proceedings concerning contractual disputes as well as disciplinary matters in connection with integrity issues before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). She is also advising clients on other sports-related matters, such as governance and transfer issues.
Olga obtained her law degree at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. During her traineeship with the District Court of Frankfurt, she represented Germany and won the THEMIS competition for European Judicial Trainees in Lisbon, Portugal. She was also awarded a scholarship from the Institute of East European Law of Kiel University, Germany, for the project "Foreign Investment Law in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia”. Olga also attended the global executive master course in international sports law at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE), Madrid, Spain.
Olga is admitted to the German bar. She is a Ukrainian national, fluent in English, German, Russian and Ukrainian.
2008 - 2019