“I have dealt with Olga for many years and always found her an extremely polished professional with a very detailed knowledge of UK and Russian taxation. She is held in high regard by her clients. Her clients appreciate her no nonsense approach and the in-depth knowledge of her subject. Olga is probably the leading professional adviser for wealthy Russian speaking clients based in Europe and has a large following which is seen at the popular conference she organizes each year in Zurich.”
Hawksford UK Services,
Olga is an English and Russian qualified tax and wealth planning expert with over 25 years of experience in major Anglo-Saxon law firms in London, Zurich and Moscow. By the end of 2016 Olga resigned as partner of Withers LLP to launch her own boutique law firm “Boltenko Law” aiming to add greater value to her clients. “Boltenko Trust” was launched 2 years later.
Olga is actively engaged in the wider legal and fiduciary profession. She is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) (Chair of Individual Tax and Private Client Committee, 2015-2016), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She was also nominated and became a member of the highly exclusive professional bodies – the International Academy of Trust and Estate Lawyers (TIATEL) and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
She organizes and chairs a number of professional events on a regular basis and is a regular guest speaker at major professional events. Over the years she has chaired and spoken at over 300 conferences and seminars.
She has also been recognized by The Legal Week in The Private Client Global Elite 2018 – 2022 ratings, by the Citywealth in the 2019-2021 Leaders List and in IFC Powerwoman Top 200 in 2018 and 2019 ratings. Boltenko Law has been nominated by STEP as a Boutique Firm of the Year in the 4 consecutive years in the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Olga has also been featured in Swiss Who’s Who.
BOLTENKO TRUST AG, ZURICH
Boltenko Trust was founded in April 2019 by Olga. Boltenko Trust is a boutique trust company focusing on the needs of wealthy individuals and their companies.
One of company’s core competencies is the structuring and management of international wealth. Boltenko Trust guides its clients through an ever-changing landscape of legal, tax and wealth planning issues. Boltenko Trust’s team work to preserve and develop wealth through long-term planning.
BOLTENKO LAW GMBH, ZURICH
Boltenko Law was founded in January 2017 by Olga.
Boltenko Law is an independent boutique tax law firm. The firm focuses on strategic tax planning and effective solutions for our clients, their international corporate structures and wealth planning vehicles. Boltenko Law’s team combines legal expertise with a pragmatic approach.
WITHERS LLP, LONDON AND ZURICH
Partner, Co-Head of Russian&CIS Practice:
Olga’s team was spread between London and Zurich and was focused on UK, Russian, and international tax and wealth planning matters. Olga was acting as a trusted advisor to successful people from Russian and CIS and their businesses with complex legal needs.
Olga’s team was providing a broad range of wealth planning and tax advice to individuals and companies on all stages, beginning with tax planning and structuring, through preventive tax measures via interactive communication with tax authorities, and finally, in the course of possible disputes with the tax authorities.
HOGAN LOVELLS, LONDON
Olga acted as a counsel and advised on wealth and tax planning, structuring for mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investments, capital markets transactions, derivatives, insurance and other risk management products, leasing and project finance, spin-offs and joint ventures, together with a variety of debt and equity offerings.
DEWEY & LEBOEUF LLP, LONDON
Olga advised on corporate tax planning. Specifically, she was focusing on structuring for mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investments, capital markets transactions, derivatives, insurance and other risk management products, leasing and project finance, spin-offs and joint ventures, together with a variety of debt and equity offerings.
She has also provided guidance on all tax aspects of investment funds, from establishing and structuring a fund, to debt finance, investments and exit strategies. Olga had experience in preparing companies for IPOs and other fundraising initiatives.
HAARMANN HEMMELRATH, LONDON
Associate:She worked on Russian domestic and international taxation matters related to cross-border finance and M&A transactions, direct investments and real estate projects in Russia, company restructuring, including pre-transactional and pre-listing procedures.
CLEARY GOTTLIEB, LONDON
Olga worked on Russian domestic and international taxation matters related to cross-border finance and M&A transactions, direct investments and real estate projects in Russia, company restructuring, including pre-transactional and pre-listing procedures.
LLGM LLP, LONDON
Traineeship towards an award of a qualification of a solicitor of England and Wales
BPP LAW SCHOOL
Legal Practice Course, Law
THE COLLEGE OF LAW, LONDON
The Common Professional Examination, Law
WOLFSON COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE,
Post-graduate Diploma in Law
SARATOV STATE ACADEMY OF LAW, SARATOV, RUSSIA
BACHELOR AND MASTER IN LAW
Award of professional qualification of a lawyer
MOSCOW COLLEGE OF FINANCE, SARATOV BRANCH
BACHELOR IN TAXATION
Award of professional qualification of a tax inspector
SARATOV STATE UNIVERSITY, SARATOV, RUSSIA
BACHELOR AND MASTER IN ENGLISH LITERATURE
Award of professional qualification of an interpreter
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