Olesya Galkova – Managing Partner
Ms. Galkova graduated with honors from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, with a degree in law, specializing in civil law.
In 2001, while a student, she was employed in an internship in the United States with a company engaged in the management of professional responsibility/liability of lawyers.
In 2005 she managed the corporate client department within the law firm, Norman DL Associates. Involved in Merger and Acquisition projects she acquired extensive experience related to company restructurings and major transaction support.
From 2006 – 2007, she was appointed deputy chairman of the legal committee of the Association of European Businesses. Ms. Galkova, has been engaged in working groups to develop draft laws, including revisions of the Civil Code and the law on investments in strategic sectors of the Russian economy.
In 2008 Ms. Galkova became a Founding/Managing Partner of the consulting legal firm WatersOAG, LLC. Major Russian and international companies operating in various sectors of the economy such as Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Investment Industry, Real Estate and others, refer to WatersOAG for legal assistance. As Managing Partner she directly manages the most complex (key) projects, develops seminar content and conducts round tables that are regularly held by the company on topical issues relating to conducting business in Russia and the CIS.
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