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Olga Bischof
Consulting Partner
English, Russian
Olga is a Consulting Partner specialising in all areas of commercial litigation and arbitration with an emphasis on complex fraud.  She has represented clients in disputes in all divisions of the High Court, the Court of Appeal and pursuant to the rules of many arbitration institutions.  Olga also has a wide range of experience of litigating in offshore jurisdictions, such as the British Virgin Islands and Cyprus.


  • The Legal 500 UK Commercial Litigation, 2016 – 2024.  She is described as “a complete delight to work with, very sensible and pragmatic and never flustered.  She has a natural instinct as a litigator for the right point and the right approach, not wasting time on grandstanding.”
  • The Legal 500 UK  Fraud: Civil, Banking Litigation: Investment & Retail, 2021
  • The Legal 500 UK  Fraud: Civil, 2024.  She is described as “a brilliant and dynamic lawyer.  A go-to partner for bringing or defending a civil fraud claim.”
Notable experience
  • Acted for a major financial institution in relation to its defence of a multi-million pound claim brought in the English High Court by a foreign bank.
  • Acted for the Claimants in a multi-million pound claim brought in the English High Court concerning the unlawful diversion of a business opportunity, which resulted in a judgment in favour of the Claimants in excess of £150 million.
  • Acted for once the largest foreign investment funds in the Russian Federation in relation to a series of complex frauds perpetrated against it across multi jurisdictions that led to the theft of assets valued at $230 million and to the largest fraud in history against the Russian Federation State budget. This includes representing the fund in actions being pursued in Russia, the USA, the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey and Cyprus.
  • Advised individual executives and representatives of a Russian investment fund in relation to their defence against political persecution and fraud allegations.
  • Successfully represented a substantial hedge fund focusing in the Middle East in an action to recovery costs from various third parties that funded the defence of the insolvent company, which included a number of high profile international organisations such as Deutsche Bank Suisse and vehicles of the Binladin Group and the Al-Zubair family in Oman.
Olga studied European Law at the University of Exeter and completed her course with First Class Honours. She qualified as a solicitor with Brown Rudnick LLP in 2010 and remained with Brown Rudnick (as an associate and then as a partner following her promotion in February 2018) until she joined PCB Byrne in June 2023. Olga is fluent in Russian.
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