vbalashova

Senior Legal Counsel

  An International business qualified legal counsel with 15+ years of combined experience in the ICT and financial sectors in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, Middle East, North and South America. 
I am experienced in drafting, revising, negotiating and managing complex and high value B2B contracts. 
My areas of expertise and core competencies include legal drafting, legal negotiations, distribution agreements, XaaS agreements, TMT/IT law, multi-jurisdictional commercial & corporate law, investment & financial law, investment agreements, share agreements and memorandum, international tax law, project management, intercultural communications skills, team leadership. 
 Core skills:
• Advanced skills in international commercial & intellectual property, service agreement, and general technology licensing matters, e-sports/iGaming, competition law, legal and regulatory compliance, AML/KYC/PSD2, M&A integration matters, experience dealing with big brands, including transnational software, telco 
• Able to find the right balance between business needs and regulatory/corporate requirements 
• Successful long-term work hand in hand with CEO, CFO, and CTO • Comfortable with work independently and in a changing environ 
 Achievements: 
✓ For the first time in the territory CIS initiated, conducted and closed the withdrawal process from the unlimited package agreement (ULA) with Oracle. This project made it possible to redistribute savings for the implementation of critical strategic projects 
✓ Led the legal team with external lawyers that reached in California court an out-of-court settlement with the Hewlett Packard Enterprise over system failures in its IT network  
✓ For the last financial year saved ~ $110 million company, protected the interests of the company during negotiations, resolved conflicts, and accompanied large, long-term, convergent purchases and M&A under multi-jurisdictional law 
 ✓ The single support lawyer for MegaFon and ESforce Holding e-sports project (partner, sponsorship agreements)  ✓ The single support lawyer in Yota and ESforce Holding creation of a cyber arena (partner agreements) 
✓ Launch Partnership (Joint Venture) Megafon, Mail.ru Group and Alibaba Group Mail.Ru, Alibaba, RDIF, MegaFon 

Work permit in EU (Spanish residence). Remote, prepared to travel as needed. 

Experience: 11 years

Yearly salary: $90,000

Hourly rate: $95

Nationality: 🇷🇺 Russia

Residency: 🇪🇸 Spain

Experience:

Period Title Company
2018 - 2022 Legal team lead MegaFon
2004 - 2017 Head of Legal Department Central commercial bank
2002 - 2004 Lawyer First Mutual Credit Bank (Pervoe O.V.K.)

Skills:

consulting
ecommerce
legal
machine-learning
smart-contract
tech-lead
english
russian
ukrainian