Mr Mathieu Fabre-Magnan > Dentons > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

White Gardens
7 Lesnaya Street
125196 Moscow

Work Department

Russian Corporate/M&A practice, Global Retail (incl. Luxury, Fashion & Beauty) Sector Group, French Desk in Russia


Mathieu focuses on corporate law, M&A and general commercial law. He has specialized in Eastern European and CIS transactions since 1990 and has been based in Moscow since 1993. He represents clients from market entry to expansion, restructuring and disposal. Mathieu is advising on some of the most complicated and challenging M&A, joint venture and corporate finance transactions in the Russian market, including oil & gas and agribusiness sectors.

For more than 25 years, Mathieu has been advising global luxury goods companies owning some of the most iconic brands in the world on their market entry and development in Russia.

In recent years, Mathieu has been increasingly involved in corporate and commercial disputes, focusing on international commercial arbitration and litigation. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the world’s leading association of arbitration and mediation professionals.


Partner – Dentons (formerly Salans), Moscow (2012 to date); Head of Russian French Desk; Co-Head of Global Luxury, Fashion & Beauty Sector Group; Managing Partner – Salans, Moscow (2006-2011); Partner – Salans, Moscow (1996-2005); Head of Moscow Office – Gide Loyrette Nouel (1993-1996); Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (1992)


French, English, Russian


Member of the Paris Bar;
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.


University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, 1987, DEA, de Droit Privé;
University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, 1986, Maîtrise en Droit;
King’s College London, 1986, LL.B.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Widely recognised as one of the largest teams in the Russian market, Dentons provides the full range of corporate and M&A advice across a variety of sectors, including the pharmaceuticals and healthcare, retail, financial services, and energy and natural resources industries. The group has been involved in multiple significant cross-border investment transactions; managing partner Alexei Zakharko regularly leads the work and acts for clients including VTB Asset Management. The group is also prominent in the private equity arena, where it advises a number of private equity houses; UK-qualified Richard Cowie and Christopher Rose, who splits time between Moscow and Dubai, are the key contacts in this space. Konstantin Kroll took over as practice head in early 2021 from Mathieu Fabre-Magnan, who is the global co-head of the firm’s retail group. Clients also recommend life sciences practice head Sergey Klimenko and Vladimir Sokov.