Olga Snitserova

Head of Corporate Practice

+7 (495) 937 54 85 (-127)


Olga has extensive experience advising Russian and international companies on complex civil, corporate, and competition law issues. Olga has successfully led complex projects in the energy, oil and gas, gold mining, and automotive sectors, involving corporate restructuring, acquisitions, and asset protection and recovery.

Olga provides legal support to clients during action to prevent the initiation of bankruptcy proceedings, and in complex debt recovery cases. She has successful experience supporting M&A transactions.

Olga has won numerous court cases involving corporate conflicts, holding members of corporate governing bodies liable, and disputes arising in the course of bankruptcy, including involving the subsidiary liability of persons controlling the debtor.

Before joining Sameta, Olga spent seven years as head of the legal department at a large oil and gas sector holding company.

Corporate / М&А

The Corporate practice group at Sameta provides effective solutions to any task in the sphere of corporate law and M&A, and advises on all aspects of clients’ business operations, including:

  • Comprehensive or limited-scope legal due diligence, with preparation of a report on the results and a detailed risk analysis
  • Advice on M&A, including cross-border transactions
  • Advice on formalization of arrangements between company shareholders or participants vis-a-vis ownership and/or management of the business (whether in Russia or abroad), including negotiation and drafting of shareholders' agreements, participants’ agreements and other documents
  • Protection of the rights of shareholders and company participants, including in the framework of corporate dispute resolution
  • Establishment of joint ventures in various forms (offshore and Russian entities), and formalization of arrangements between joint venture partners
  • Registration, reorganization and liquidation of Russian legal entities, including support of registration procedures with the relevant state authorities
  • Corporate reorganization of holdings for various purposes (protecting ownership, improving management, tax optimization, reorganization prior to sale or public share offering, etc.)
  • Incorporation and structuring of new business entities
  • Advice on corporate governance, management of holding structures, internal corporate procedures (general shareholders' meetings, meetings of the board of directors) and corporate secretarial services
  • Advice on securities market regulation, including mandatory disclosure and filings with the regulatory authorities

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