DLA Piper has announced the appointment of Olga Vorozhbyt as a partner and Head of the firm's Ukraine Litigation & Regulatory practice.

Olga joins DLA Piper from CMS Cameron McKenna, where she was a dispute resolution and compliance partner. Prior to this role, she held various positions at international law firms in Ukraine. Olga focuses her practice on litigation, international arbitration, compliance and global investigations. She has  over 15 years' experience in complex domestic and cross-border litigation and international arbitration proceedings. Her clients include  Fortune 500 companies across a broad range of sectors, from commercial banks, financial services, telecom and agriculture, through to construction, aircraft manufacturing, and shipping.  

Olga has significant experience with complex commercial fraud and white collar crime investigations, including those driven by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She has handled numerous cross-border investigations, developed emergency strategies, conducted global risks assessment, developed effective compliance programmes, and advised on best practices for compliance with Ukrainian and international legislation. 

Her approach to clients and knowledge of the sector has been recognised by international and Ukrainian legal directories, including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, and Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients. Outside of directories, Olga was also recently acknowledged by Global Investigations Review 2015 as one of the top 100 remarkable women of the world practicing in the investigations space. 

On the appointment, Margarita Karpenko, Managing Partner of the Kyiv office, said: "We look forward to welcoming Olga to our practice. Her knowledge and practical experience of the sector will complement our current dispute resolution and anti-corruption capabilities. Olga is a well-regarded lawyer with a strong reputation, she will be an asset to our clients in Ukraine and abroad."